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

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Daniel Ornon: standing up to the 1855 scam

Daniel Ornon: sales director@Château Smith-Haut-Lafitte 

It was good to meet Daniel Ornon, sales director at Château Smith-Haut-Lafitte, at a busy Bordeaux Grands Crus Classés tasting in Somerset House, London today. Ornon is one of the few people at the top of the Bordeaux wine pyramid prepared to speak out against the 1855 scam. He has also been keen to persuade a number of French journalists to write about the 1855 scam 

Should François Hollande win the French presidential election on Sunday will the apparent protection that 1855 appears to enjoy be reduced, given that the Bettancourts are said to have helped to bankroll Sarkozy's 2007 presidential election? Jean-Pierre Meyers, husband of Françoise Bettancourt-Meyers, is a leading shareholder in 1855.    

Daniel Ornon busy pouring@the London tasting

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