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

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Salon des Vins d'Ici Bourgueil le dimanche le 2 juin

Setting up@10am (above and below) 

Photos from today's Salons des Vins d'ici@Bourgueil in Les Halles:

 The excellent accordion player 

 Tasters@work (above and below)

Les Halles 

 Busy tasting (above and below)

 Frédéric Mabileau as film star

 Vignerons come in all sizes!: Joseph Paillé and Laurent Herlin
Both make good wine

 Joël Menard: Domaine des Sablonnettes 

 Joël not impressed with INAO who declassified one of his cuvées of 2012 Coteaux du Layon because it is only 10.5% instead of the required 11%. 

 Bruno Allion (Thésée, Touraine):  pulling a cork 

Not as easy as I thought!!

Vincent Roussely 

 Christine Ménard au boulot

From Château de la Cour au Berruyer

 Fiona Beeston: Clos des Capucins, Chinon  – journalist turned vigneronne
Fiona was showing her promising 2011 – her first vintage from this small Clos, which is just to the west of the Château de Chinon. The well structured 2011 probably needs another couple of years in bottle to show its best 

Les vignerons decontractée (above and below)

 René Mosse

Gérard Maruela 

François Pinon – one of Vouvray's top producers

Didier Chaffardon 

François who represented Jean-Christophe Garnier today (above and below)
Today's major discovery was the big improvement in the wines of Jean-Christophe Garnier
I was impressed by his Chenin 2011 

 Wilfred Rousse

 Antoine Sanzay (above and below)

 Jean-Marie Amirault

L'equipe feminine du Château de la Cour au Berruyer
whose wines are bnow vinified by Nicolas Grosbois

Tasting in Paris: Les Vins Libres 23 juin 2013  


Château du Petit Thouars said...

Great photos Jim! We were there later in the afternoon, fun event!

Jim Budd said...

Thanks Ch. PT. Sorry to have missed you. Jim