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

Friday, 9 October 2015

#2015Loire: some fotos from our 2nd day in Anjou (8th October)

Reflections on Bouchemaine – where the Maine flows into the Loire 

Damien Laureau and Loic Mahe: Chenin Blanc from 
La Roche aux Moines (Savennières)

 La Coulée de Serrant

View from La Roche aux Moines looking south/south west 

 Grapes still to be picked in La Roche aux Moines
(above and below)

 Loire Princesse

Heading westwards...

Thursday, 8 October 2015

#2015Loire: photos of Anjou producers at vintage time.

Anne, Yves and Marie-Annick Guégniard 
(Domaine de la Bergerie, Champs-sur-Layon)




 Emmanuel Ogereau, Domaine Ogereau, Saint-Lambert-du-Lattay
(above and below)

 Matthieu Boisseau, new maître de chai @Domaine FL

A trio of Lebretons – Pierre-Emmanuel (Pierrot),
Jean-Yves et Jean-Hubert, Domaine des Rochelles

#2015Loire: first day in Anjou

Weather still unsettled: dramatic view of Martigné-Briand
(above and below)

Yesterday was our first day in Anjou to see how 2015 is progressing. There is still a fair amount of Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc to pick. 

 Cabernet Franc @Faye d'Anjou
(above and below)

 Chenin Blanc@Faye d'Anjou

 Destemming by hand@Domaine de Juchepie
(above and below)


 Juchepie cellar
Mileine Oosterlinck - Bracke as the angel of mercy
coffee for the pickers ready to pick herself

Further details and reports to come including a look at the Quarts de Chaume: 

Quarts de Chaume picked 

Quarts de Chaume yet to be picked