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

Saturday, 4 August 2012

1855 escroquerie sur France 2

Château Lafite: still many cases of en primeur not delivered by 1855. 

The 1855 scam is getting increasing coverage in the mainstream media. Yesterday they featured on the France2, one of France's main TV channels. The report is here but will only play in France unfortunately. This sort of exposure could well be lethal for 1855. Perhaps the protection they appeared to enjoy under the previous President of the République has now gone...

Shares in 1855 closed at 0.03€ yesterday. The range all week has been between 0.04 and 0.03.    


Luc Charlier said...

“Perhaps the protection they appeared to enjoy under the previous President of the République has now gone...” Very interesting sentence, that one. You seem to have info not in our possession. Can you elaborate a bit further on that or is it still classified as “X”?

Jim Budd said...

Luc. Merely that since the departure of Sarkozy the 1855 arnaque has been receiving considerably more mainstream press coverage than before. Also Bernard Michel de la BIEV has been active in pursuing Cave Privée and Fabien Hyon.

Luc Charlier said...

Yes, Jim. The facts speak by themselves and I share your analysis.
I thought you – interested in this case as you are – had gathered information we might have missed.
It is quite evident protections at every level of the state were present under Sarkozy – look at all the “Préfets” which are “dismissed” now. This does not mean to say that the new ones will be “independent”. They will only have other allegiances (civil service, trade unions, associations defending active voting minorities ....).
You see, I’m a democrat ... who despises democracy.

Jim Budd said...

Luc – no special inside information. France2 must have been very confident to have used arnaque!