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

Sunday, 13 April 2014

2014 Real Wine Fair: scenes from Sunday April 13th session

By Tobacco Dock with The Shard 
and top of Tower Bridge in distance
 Ship's figurehead@Tobacco Dock

The Real Wine Fair

Philippe Lubac: perhaps I should have 
gone to bed a little earlier...!!

Wink Lorch with her Jura Wine book and poster

Early scenes around the Fair – orange wine or orange juice?

Etienne Courtois, Les Cailloux du Paradis

Wine-maker Craig Hawkins with his 
2011 Testalonga (his 'off-the-wall' range) El Bandito Skin Contact (Chenin Blanc, South Africa)

6 weeks of skin-contact then 18 months in neutral wood 
produces a fine Chenin Blanc amontillado
Cellar Foot 2013 The Harslevelu

2012 Testalonga El Bandito "Cortez"
Despite the label – no skin contact on the Chenin Blanc 

 Carla Kretzel 


Brett Jones' brave choice of head gear –
modelling an over-large Easter bonnet!

Joseph Paillé of Pithon-Paillé

Thierry Germain looks worried but shouldn't be as his 
2012 Clos Romans, Saumur Blanc is very fine (£37.55) 

Domaine Mossé, Anjou

Sébastien David, Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil

Hervé Villemade, Domaine du Moulin, Cheverny and Cour-Cheverny
Fine 2012 Cour-Cheverny 'Les Acacias'

Alexander Bain, Pouilly-Fumé
Brendan 'Ramones' Tracey, Domaine le Clocher, Vendôme

Marc Pesnot, Domaine de Sénéchalière, Pays Nantais

Vasco Croft (Afros) pouring his Vinho Verde 

Pop up shop

Tobacco Dock

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