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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

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Masters of Riesling: Mosel views via Dr Loosen

 Urziger Würzgarten

Yesterday we finished in the Mosel looking at the vineyards and wines of Ernie Loosen, although he was away in France with a winemaker from Château Ste Michelle (Washington State, USA). Getting an internet connection has been very tricky, so time only for a few photos with a more detailed report to follow once I'm back later this week. 

Tortured slate strata on the Mosel

 Barges on the Mosel

The amazingly steep slopes of the Erdener Pralat 

So steep are slopes that over time the roots 
of vines move away from their supporting posts

 Rack and pinion railway to get up the very steep slope

 Flowering successfully over the grapes (Riesling) 
are now expanding fast

 Wehlener Sonnenuhr

Schloss above Bernkastel in evening light

Weingut Dr Loosen

Ernie Loosen's nephew, Daniel, who will be doing a stage@Dönnhoff 

The trip is organised by ABS agencies.

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