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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, 14 September 2012

Touraine Jazz Festival (Montlouis) + le Relais de Bonnezeaux reopens

Jazz Touraine in Montlouis from 13th-23rd September  

The 26th edition of the Festival Jazz Touraine is being held in Montlouis from 13th through to 23rd September. Details here


Vines above the small town of Thouarcé 

Le Relais de Bonnezeaux will reopen
The well known restaurant, the Relais de Bonnezeaux which closed at the end of June when Robert Touchet, the longtime owner and chef retired, will be reopening. Touchet had been unable to find someone to take over from him. However, he has now found a young chef from Cholet who will take over. The deal was signed on Wednesday. The restaurant is on the hill out of Thouarcé in the heart of the Bonnezeaux vineyards. For some bizarre reason the Google map link doesn't work properly. Google can find the restaurant, provide a link but then can't find it again! Anyway it is on the D24 heading towards Angers and before you get to the hamlet of Bonnezeaux.    

I don't know when the restaurant is due to reopen – details will be posted when I have them.

The news was reported in the Cholet edition of     
'Un Choletais va reprendre le restaurant de Robert Touchet, véritable institution angevine basée à Thouarcé. Après deux mois et demi de fermeture. Soulagement pour le chef qui avait pris sa retraite, la mort à l'âme.

Vines in Bonnezeaux 

 Le Moulin de Bonnezeaux

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