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1997: Le Prix du Champagne Lanson Noble Cuvée Award for investigations into Champagne for the Millennium investment scams

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2011: Vindic d'Or MMXI – 'Meilleur blog anti-1855'

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2012: Born Digital Wine Awards: No Pay No Jay – best investigative wine story

2012: International Wine Challenge – Personality of the Year Award

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Saumur-Champigny celebrates biodiversity with a paper chase today

Today the Saumur-Champigny producers have set up un jeu de piste (paper chase) to discover biodiversity in the vineyard through six stages. The route can be covered by any non-motorised means – on foor, bike, horseback or by carriage. Meeting point is the car park of the Cave Cooperative at Saint-Cyr-en-Bourg. There is also a dinner and concert with vignerons this evening in a cave troglo from 19h. Details here plus a video which explains the concept.   

I hope the Saumur-Champigny producers will use this as an opportunity to demand that La Ville de Saumur gets the biodiversity message and stops using weedkiller on the vines right in front of the Château de Saumur see here from early January 2011.  

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