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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, 3 January 2014

Château Montreuil-Bellay: various views

More sorting of photos – a long job and probably without end! Here are a selection of Château Montreuil-Bellay taken in early April 2007. April that year was hot and sunny. Unfortunately the weather went downhill after that!

The very attractive château, which was originally a fortress built by Foulques Nerra in the 12th century stands above the River Thouet that flows into the Loire just to the west of Saint-Hilaire-Saint-Florent, home to several Saumur sparkling wine houses: Ackerman-Laurance, Bouvet-Ladubay, Langlois-Chateau and Veuve-Amiot. 

The River Thouet, the château and the town of Montreuil-Bellay

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