and ryan shazier had four tackles Simon was born in Saint Germain des Prs, in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, France. At 17 he was sent to Southampton, UK, to learn English, where he met Edith Symons, whom he married in 1900. Two years later he became the London agent for the champagne house of Pommery Greno, based at 24 Mark Lane. Within four years he discovered his talent for writing, with The History of the Champagne Trade in England published in installments in the Wine Trade Review.
 In 1908 he created the Wine Trade Club with friends, 115534 organising tastings and technical lectures that foreshadowed the Institute of Masters of Wine 45 years later.This all came to an end in the war of 1914 18, which saw him spend four years in the French Artillery, first as a regimental postman, and later as a liaison officer with the British. In 1919 he bought two homes, 6 Evelyn Mansions near Victoria Station, and p5907 Little Hedgecourt, wholesale football jerseys free shipping from China in Felbridge, Surrey.
 He developed the garden at Little Hedgecourt, turning part of it into a cricket pitch and post17497 open air theatre. However, on 20 September 1931 Britain came off the gold standard, sterling crashed against the French franc, and Simon found himself unable to pay Pommery for his stock. Symons (no relation to Simon's wife), a dilettante in the publishing trade whom Simon had met some years earlier. On 20 October 1933, the two established the Wine Food Society, with Simon as President (and Editor of the Society journal, Wine and Food), and Symons as Secretary handling the business side.
 The Society held its first banquet at the Savoy in January 1934.