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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 investdrinks.org

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, 12 December 2008

Back to Touraine

Hoar frost: 12.12.08


Ice and sun on a lake

Having stayed overnight in Rouen we travelled down this morning to Touraine. Quite thick fog from Rouen down to just south of Le Mans, where with the approach of the magical valley, the fog suddenly lifted replaced by bright sunshine, blue skies lighting up the still thick hoar frost still coating the trees. Decidedly cold – outside temperature dropped to minus 3˚C.

Winter colours

L'Eglise@Epeigné-les-Bois

2009 date for those in reach of Bléré:

29th March 2009 Carnival for the communes of Bléré-Val de Cher (CCBVC)
Will be held in Bléré on the theme of circus.

The last carnival was on 1st April 2007. See pics here of the colourful and lively parade.

Winter colours

3 comments:

Mark R said...

Welcome back to Touraine Jim. Some other dates for the diary - all at Epeigne :
Fete du St Vincent - Sunday 25th January. Mass at the village church, folk dancing by La Gidelle, wine tasting followed by the famous St Vincent lunch. This year featuring salad of st jacques, tranche of hoki with crayfish sauce, fillet of ostrich with port sauce, cheeses and dessert.
Fete du Country - Sunday 24th May. Epeigne goes country. Performance by the Range Heroes, line dancing demonstration and barbeque. Yee-haw !

Jim Budd said...
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Jim Budd said...

Thanks Mark.Good to be here. The Fete du Country sounds good.