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 investdrinks.org

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




Sunday, 6 January 2013

Loire: 2013 Wine Blog Trophy underway



This year's Wine Blog Trophy, which is associated with the Salon des Vins de Loire is now well underway with a number of entries vying for votes.  The theme for this year is 'Les Vins de Loire se mettent à table'
  
Entries so far include two from my colleagues in Les 5 du Vin – Michel Smith on the new Muscadet crus and Marc Vanhellemont on wines from the Delesvaux Clan. Voting is now open and it would appear that you can vote through Facebook for as many candidates as you wish. 

At the moment Nicolas Brouté with another post on Muscadet/Melon de Bourgogne is the runaway leader with 24 likes followed by Vincent Simon, a Belgian chef who will be soon opening a restaurant in Ingrandes-en-Touraine with the spotlight on the wines of Bourgueil and Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil with 11. Then there is Benjamin Poussardin and Marc on 5, Bruno Bosselin (4), Michel Smith (3), Denis Hervier (3), Nathalie Merceron (2), Marie-Christine and Didier Clément from the famous Grand Hôtel du Lion d'Or in Romorantin(1) and lastly Richard James, Eric Vigean and Jean-Charles Botte who are all yet to get off the mark. 

I believe that the redoubtable blogger Vincent Pousson is intending to enter but have yet to see his name among the list of participants.  

Anyone wishing to compete has until 15th January to enter. Blog posts can be in either French or English.

Update: 7.1.2011
Vincent Pousson and a number of other bloggers including Anne Graindorge have now entered.
  

1 comment:

Vincent POUSSON said...

Don't forget me, Jim!