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, 22 February 2013

2013 Salon des Vins de Loire: three distinguished observers

Jacques Berthomeau 

On the first day (4th February) of this year's Salon des Vins de Loire there were three distinguished observers lunching together in the Press Room: 

Jacques Berthomeau: author of the Berthomeau report, French government official, blogger – and a founder member of Les 5 du Vin, although he has now been succeeded by David Cobbold.  

 Jacques Berthomeau

Vincent Pousson: based in Barcelona, who first broke the 'Campogate' story by publishing on Facebook an email from Murcia inviting wineries to pay for submitting samples to be tasted by Jay Miller and additional sums for a visit, blogger – idées liquides & solides.  

 Vincent Pousson 

 Vincent sporting matching jumper and light

Michel Smith: based in Perpignan, long established wine writer, world expert on Carignan from the South of France and a founder and continuing member of Les 5 du Vin.

Michel Smith 

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