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

Friday, 1 June 2012

#loirevelo without Andrew Barrow – the wine scribbler

Andrew Barrow in middle after Richard Ross@EWBC11

Very sorry to hear that Andrew Barrow had a car accident on the way to the airport to join #loirevelo – 'these wine bloggers' trip to the Loire. Apparently there was another car involved and the car in which Andrew was travelling flipped over, landed upside down in the ditch and they had to crawl out. Sounds like they had a lucky escape! After spending most of the day in hospital Andrew has been allowed to go home but is unable to join the trip, which is a great shame. Trust that he is completely OK.

Meanwhile the advance party of 'These wine bloggers'... invaded the Maison des Vins de Loire in Vieux Tours and tasted six wines just to get an initial impression as for some this is their first trip to the Loire. Of the six wines served by Marie-Colombe Haudebert I was impressed by the 2010 Vouvray Sec from Vincent Carême and the 2009 Savennières from Domaine aux Moines.  

Marie-Colombe with the glasses

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