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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

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

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Chile: a government that enjoys wine

Rafael Moreno: The Chilean ambassador for the UK

Wines of Chile kindly hosted the Circle of Wine Writers annual Christmas party last night at Delfina close to London Bridge Station (London). It was refreshing to see and hear the Chilean ambassador, His Excellency Rafael Moreno, being so enthusiastic about wine, in particular, of course, Chilean wine. The Portuguese Government have a similar positive attitude and the Portuguese ambassador also goes out of his way to promote the wines of Portugal.

Jancis Robinson MW@the Circle of Wine Writers party

What a sad contrast with France and its current convoluted and tortured attitude to wine – a significant French export and one of the products and ways of life that defines La Belle France.

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