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

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Bill Nanson's ladybird CWW fault seminar

 Bill Nanson

 Attentive audience

Today Burgundy specialist Bill Nanson presented a fascinating seminar on the alleged effects of native ladybirds on the taste of Burgundy with a special focus on the 2004 and 2011 vintage. 

The seminar demonstrated that the odd flavours and aromas in three of the four wines we tasted will doubtless see some attendees convinced and some not. What it certainly showed was that we have different innate abilities to smell and taste in very different ways (as already demonstrated by Tim Hanni MW). 

Further details of this tasting to follow.  


 Tim Atkin MW, who was properly sceptical of the ladybird thesis
 and posed a number of searching questions

 Peter May

Andy Henderson

Richard Mayson

Sandy Leckie

Vivienne Franks

Bill Nanson presents (above and below)

The glasses used for the tasting were kindly supplied by Glass & Co.

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