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Simon André

Simon André French-born André Louis Simon (1877-1970) was one of the most influential English wine merchants and, with over 100 books, one of the most industrious wine authors. He lived in England from the age of 17, but always remained a French citizen. The author Hugh Johnson calls him the "charismatic leader of the English wine trade from the first half of the 20th century". At 17 he was sent to Southampton in 1994 to learn English. In 1902 he was appointed London agent for the champagne house Pommery & Greno. He wrote his first book "The History of the Champagne Trade in England", which was published in installments in the magazine "Wine Trade Review". In 1908 he founded the "Wine Trade Club" with friends, where organized tastings were held and lectures on wine topics were given. This club is considered the forerunner of the Masters of Wine, which was founded 45 years later.

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