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

Tuesday, 24 June 2014 allowed to continue despite Deputy Prosecutor General's advice

Emeric Sauty de Chalon

Fabien Hyon

France 2 TV programme called 1855 a fraud (arnaque)

Despite their appalling and well-documented trading history – taking money for wines that all too often are not delivered or years too late, Emeric Sauty de Chalon and Fabien Hyon were given permission on 18th June 2014 by the Tribunal de Commerce de Paris to continue running their 'businesses', although 1855 and Chateauonline remain in administration. This depite the advice and opposition of vice-procureur générale (Deputy Prosecutor General) Mme Garrigues.

See article here in La Revue du Vin de France: 

'A la surprise générale, mercredi 18 juin, le tribunal de commerce de Paris a finalement acté la poursuite d’activité de 1855 et ChâteauOnline, maintenus en redressement judiciaire. Nous déconseillons très fortement à nos lecteurs de commander des vins sur ces sites.'

I entirely agree with the LAVF's very strong advice not to buy from either 1855 or Chateauonline. Indeed, given the history, anyone who does order from 1855 or Chateauonline may be clinically insane! 


Emma said...

Insanity! How are they able to remain in business??

Surely none of their suppliers (of whom I was one once) will sell to them anymore.. Or at least, the suppliers will demand payment in advance and 1855 etc don't have the cash to go through with it.

Something smells distinctly fishy to me.

Jim Budd said...

Smell? Stench might be more accurate...