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, 6 December 2013

Photos: Albert Bichot 2012 tasting + Bond Street Station + Hedonism

Albéric Bichot wondering about the reception the Bichot 12s are getting!

2012 Chambertin Grand Cru, Domaine de Clos Frantin (Albert Bichot) 
An excellent way to finish 2013 London tastings!

Yesterday I went to my last London tasting of 2013 – a look at the 2012 Burgundies from Albert Bichot with Albéric Bichot in attendance. Most of the wines shown were still cask samples but as a first impression of 2012 it was very favourable. There was lovely purity in their Chablis with concentration and texture, while almost all the reds were silky and seductive with varying degrees of power. 

Hugh Jones, 2013 Young Wine Writer of the Year 

While I was up in the West End of London I took a few fotos to illustrate the winning article from Hugh Jones in the 2013 Young Wine Writer Award, which will be appearing the December issue of Circle Update, the newsletter of the Circle of Wine Writers.

 Bond Street Station entrance busy with Christmas shoppers

 Hedonism Wines (above and below)

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