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




Monday, 20 January 2014

2014 The Wine Blog Trophy: the popular vote + jury's decision



There are two prizes this year for the Wine Blog Trophy, linked to the annual Salon des Vins de Loire in Angers from Monday 3rd to Wednesday 5th February. The first prize – the post/blogger with the most internet votes – has already been decided: David Farge - Le blog d'Abistodenas  with 367 votes was the runaway victor gathering over 100 votes more than his closest rival.   

For the 8th edition of the Blog Trophy itself the jury has now picked the five finalists who will compete on the morning of Monday 3rd February at the Salon.

The five finalists:
-Marc Vanhellemont  (154 votes) – Les 5 du Vin
-Yann Dereu (119) – - ah-le-vin
-Catherine Arnaud (47) – 
ô coeur des vins   
-Nicolas Brouté  (78) – Melon de Bourgogne
-Benjamin Poussardin (169) – 
Les Aventures de Bimbin Foudevin

Interesting that the result of the 'popular' vote and the jury diverged considerably with the two most popular blog posts by David Farge and Antoon Laurent who between them gathered 621 votes – 44.5% of the total votes cast.

The Jury for 2014:
Pierrick Jégu, auteur du guide des cavistes 2014.
Camille Méric, Directrice Flagship pour les prestigieuses caves parisiennes Legrand Filles et Fils.
Mickaël Ravier, caviste incontournable sur Nantes, ayant fait la « une » du guide des Cavistes 2014.
Julie Truffert, Chargée de Communication numérique au sein d'InterLoire.
Rendez vous le 3 février, sur le Salon des Vins de Loire, pour connaître le vainqueur de cette 8ème édition.

The state of voting play as it ended:
David Farge - Le blog d'Abistodenas  367 votes 
Antoon Laurent – The Wine Patriot    254 votes
Benjamin Poussardin – Les Aventures de Bimbin Foudevin 169 votes
Marc Vanhellemont – Les 5 du Vin     154 votes
Yann Dereu - ah-le-vin                     119 votes
Médérick Tremaud – Vinobingo, Les Brèves de terroir de Med 112 
Nicolas Brouté – Melon de Bourgogne  78 votes
Nove-Josserand Robyn - Novevin         76 votes
Catherine Arnaud ô coeur des vins       47 votes 
Chantal Sarrazin - Mademoiselle Mistral 7 votes 
Antoine Mantzer – Le Blog d'Epicure      6 votes
Léon Mazzella – Kally Vasco                  6 votes


Marc Vanhellemont – one of the finalists 
and a member of Les 5 du Vin


2 comments:

Richard Mark James said...

Interesting indeed Jim, that 'divergence'. And why was it only for posts in French this time, has included English language bloggers before, non?
Richard

Jim Budd said...

Richard. Recently it has effectively only been open to French posts. It might be fair to counter that the Roederers are for work in English.

I did win the award in 2009 soon after launching Jim's Loire but the format was very different then.

To me it is now more a piece of fun than a serious attempt to find the best Loire wine blog. if it was Chris Kissack would have been a winner.