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

Friday, 10 October 2014

Bourgueil and Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil holding up despite rain early this week

A delighted Frédéric Mabileau listening to his 2014 Eclipse, 
He is very excitied by the potential of his 2014 harvest 
Fred joins Eco-Luneau movement

The last three days – Wednesday through to today (Friday) – has seen us do a quick sweep through Chinon, Bourgueil, Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil, Saumur and Saumur-Champigny, Savennières and parts of the Layon.

Despite the sometimes heavy rain last Saturday evening and on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday the Cabernet Franc seems to be holding up well as does the morale of the vignerons, although some are concerned at the third consecutive year of low yields.


 Philippe Boucard assessing the 2014 Bourgueil Rosé

Eric Degaugue on the sorting table

Stéphanie in the laboratory (Lamé-Delisle-Boucard)

Cabernet Franc@Château de Minière

Picking@Château de Minière

 Sorting tables@Domaine de la Chevalière (Famille Caslot)
(above and below)

 Sorting@Domaine de la Butte – very clean, healthy 2014 grapes
(above and below)

New sorting machine@Taluau-Foltzenlogel, Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil

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