Awards and citations:

1997: Le Prix du Champagne Lanson Noble Cuvée Award for investigations into Champagne for the Millennium investment scams

2001: Le Prix Champagne Lanson Ivory Award for

2011: Vindic d'Or MMXI – 'Meilleur blog anti-1855'

2011: Robert M. Parker, Jnr: ‘This blogger...’:

2012: Born Digital Wine Awards: No Pay No Jay – best investigative wine story

2012: International Wine Challenge – Personality of the Year Award

Monday, 20 April 2015

News: forthcoming Adegga WineMarkets + new quality producer in Quarts de Chaume

adegga WineMarket: Lisboa December 2014

Forthcoming Adegga Winemarkets:

Adegga WineMarket Algarve 2015 - 6 de Junho
EPIC SANA Algarve | 
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Adegga WineMarket Summer 2015 - 4 de Julho
Lisboa | 
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Have booked my flight, so will be in Lisbon for this summer edition. 

Adegga WineMarket Stockholm 2015 - 19 de Setembro
Estocolmo | 
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Adegga WineMarket Berlin 2015 - 3 de Outubro
SANA Berlin | 
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Adegga WineMarket Lisboa 2015 - 5 de Dezembro
Lisboa | 
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 Autumn colours @Domaine Ogereau

Emmanuel Ogereau who is increasing taking 
over the reins from his parents Vincent and Catherine 

Domaine Ogereau acquires vines in Quarts de Chaume and Chaume 
High quality family wine producer, Domaine Ogereau, based in Saint Lambert du Lattay has just acquired a couple of parcels of vines. They have bought 87 ares (100 ares to a hectare) in the Quarts de Chaume, which used to belong to Guillaume Mordacq. 

2015 will be the Ogereaus first vintage from these new vines.



Sunday, 19 April 2015

Horniman Gardens (London SE23) – some details

 Took the 100mm macro out for a spin this afternoon ....:

 Part of a free-standing musical intrument

 Sun dial – detail

Reflections in a metal post

Vincent Roussely: Portes Ouvertes – 11th - 12 th April

 Vincent's father has a remarkable collection of old cars and lorries

Vincent Roussely held his annual portes ouvertes on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th April – a chance to taste Vincent's 2014 Sauvignon Blanc and Gamay. His 2014 Le Clos Sauvignon Blanc (€7 at the domaine) is attractively easy drinking, clean and lightly grassy. Vincent's superior and later bottled cuvée of Sauvignon Blanc – Espirit du Clos – is still 2013 and has more weight, concentration and good length (€8 at the domaine)

Bottled in March the 2014 Canaille Gamay was picked in mid-October has lovely juicy fruit with a tough of spice. Vincent also has Favourite, which is a Blanc de Blancs Méthode Traditionnelle made from 100% Chardonnay from vines at Château de Menars near Blois, which used to belong to Madame de Pompadour. Toasty from 24-months sur latte and non dosé.      

 Vincent Roussely 
(the domaine in in the village of Angé)
(above and below)

 Vincent and Amélie

Vincent's young assistant

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Sancerre landscape from above Amigny: 13th April 2015

 Village of Amigny in middle ground, Sancerre right top 

 Sancerre town in top centre
(above and below)

 Vineyards between Verdigny and Saint-Satur

 Village of Verdigny just visible above trees left top