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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, 4 October 2011

Les 5 du Vin: a look at Quarts de Chaume as Grand Cru and Chaume as Coteaux du Layon Premier Cru

 28th September: Quarts de Chaume

My post today on Les 5 du Vin is about Quarts de Chaume becoming a Grand Cru.

Passerillage well advanced here 


Charles Sydney said...

Nice rules... (nice wines too) - let's hope that means Baumard won't be able to scupper things this time!

Jim Budd said...

Thanks Charles.

I certainly hope that there won't be another legal challenge. If Jean Baumard does initiate another legal challenge to this latest hierarchy (approved unanimously by the INAO), he will find it difficult to avoid the suspicion that he is challenging because he fears that Domaine des Baumard are unable to meet the now stringent conditions attached the Grand Cru Quarts de Chaume.

I hope that instead of a challenge Baumard will take the necessary steps in sections of their terraced 'vignes larges' to meet the new rules.