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2012: Born Digital Wine Awards: No Pay No Jay – best investigative wine story

2012: International Wine Challenge – Personality of the Year Award

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Off to Angers for the court appearance of Olivier Cousin: tommorrow

Support gathering for Olivier Cousin on 2nd October 2013 
The case was postponed until 5th March 2014

Today we leave London to head to Angers for the court appearance of Olivier Cousin on Wednesday relating to the offence of using Anjou Pur Breton on a vin de France, albeit indeed 100% Cabernet Franc and from vineyards in Anjou.   
Eric Morain, Olivier lawyer, Olivier and a couple of horses 

Olivier's wine for your picnic

As on 2nd October 2013 there will be a picnic in front of the court building at Place Leclerc, which will start at 12.30pm. It will be interesting to see who will be present at the picnic. It is too simple to characterise this as a struggle between small organic producers and large 'agribusiness'. At the Renaissance tasting at the end of January Philippe Delesvaux, a vice-president of the Féderation viticole Anjou-Saumur was highly critical of Olivier Cousin – "if he wanted to use the name Anjou he should remain within the appellation system. Otherwise it is fraudulent." Philippe has long been an organic producer making very fine wines. 

A mercredi alors!       

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