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, 25 October 2013

#DWCC – Logroño – BYOB event@e-Abastros Mercado de San Blas de Logroño + tapas

Delegates gathering@e-Abastros Mercado de San Blas de Logroño

Ryan Opaz formally opening the 2013 Digital WC Conference

 Gabriella Opaz nursing Mica Opaz  – today's chief keynote speaker 
on influence of grape variety on mother's milk

Robert McIntosh and a representative from Rioja

Quizzical look from Melanie Tarlant 
(Champagne Tarlant) while CRM points the i-fone

Some photos from last night's opening event of the Digital WC Conference

A few wines:

2009 Climat No2 (Vin de France) from Lionel Gosseaume  (Choussy, Loir et Cher). This is an unusual blend of Sauvignon Blanc and the now rare Meslier Saint François. Very well made it has the aromas of ripe Sauvignon with some rich, spicy character and texture but with an attractive freshness in the finish. Although I tasted the individual components to this blend while in tank, it would be good to taste a finished pure Meslier Saint François.    

An attractive Austrian 'orange' wine (above and below) brought to the event by 'Queen' Angelika Deutsch.

2007 Espectacle: powerful 100% Grenache from 120-year-old vines in Priorat  

2003 Perrières, Bourgueil, Domaine de la Butte (Jacky Blot)
The 2003 vintage is the closest the Loire gets to the 
richness exhibited by the above old Grenache  

 Tapas bar in Logroño

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