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

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

2013 – some predictions and an update on the Wine Blog Trophy

The dawning of 2013

'What will 2013 bring?  Here are a few things that I would like to see happen during this year along with the odd stab at trying to guess what will happen.

Firstly I hope that 2013 will be kinder to wine producers in the northern half of France. Generally vignerons in Burgundy, Champagne and the Loire had a very tough time in 2012, although quality in some places is good, volume is generally well down. It will be very interesting to be able to start tasting some of the 2012 Loires now that many of them will have finished their alcoholic fermentation.' 


Wine Blog Trophy
Ever since the beginning of yesterday voting has been very brisk for this year's Wine Blog Trophy. Barcelona blogger Vincent Pousson, who was only signed up yesterday, has had huge success in garnering votes. Amazingly he now leads by over 300 votes with a total of 444 from his nearest rival Anne Graindorge on 133, then Nicolas Brouté (77), Alain Fourgeot (38), Michel Smith (24), Vincent Simon (15), Eric Lebanc (14), Benjamin Poussardin (13), Marc Vanhellemont (9), Natalie Merceron (7), Denis Hervier (6),  Bruno Bosselin (6), Jean Noël Gosselin (5), Marie-Christine and Didier Clement (2), Jean-Charles Botte (2), Richard James (1), Heikki Remes (1), 

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