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

Sunday, 8 January 2012

1855 ( towards the perfect zero

Château Latour

Message from Holland 
A message from another ex-customer of 1855, who won't be ordering any Bordeaux en primeurs from 1855 so helping the company avoid further grief by reducing their Bordeaux en primeur sales in 2012 to zero. See here.   

'All the best for 2012 in your struggles with 1855.

We followed J. F.´s advice and obtained an order for 1855 to deliver. As you can imagine they did not do this, but they did offer us a refund for the wines, which approximated to the market value.  
The cheque was promised in mid September, but we only received it (after some more complaining from our side) in early December. The amazing thing is that the cheque actually cleared! So we have our money back (after FIVE years of waiting). I would have preferred my wines, but what can you do? This irritation is out of our lives.

I hope that you get your wines!'

1855's Paris offices@10 Rue des Moulins

'Management' and leading shareholder of 1855 
Emeric Sauty de Chalon and Fabien Hyon are the senior 'management' team of 1855 (, 1855.con). Thierry Maincent was an administrateur and one of the directeur général délégués until he resigned his posts for personal reasons on 30th September 2010. Businessman Jean-Pierre Meyers, who is on the boards of L'Oréal and Nestlé, is a long-term shareholder of 1855. 

1855 is a probationary member of La Fevad.


Hervé Lalau said...

How long a probation do you get at Fevad before you're out, and what kind of malpractice do you need?

Jim Budd said...

Hervé. I think it is a year's probation. If I'm correct then La Fevad will have to make a decision this month as 1855 joined at the end of January 2011.

Karel said...

Is someone getting feedback from 1855? I am sending them an email a day for more than 30 days now and have not received a single reply.
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