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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

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

The Gigondas 21-wine dinner@28:50

28:50 – table including Christine Saurel (Montirius), Jancis Robinson MW, 
Louis Barruol (next to Jancis), Matt Wall, Matthieu Perrin (Famille Perrin)

This was a tough event for any of us numerically challenged – 21 wines served@28:50 in Fetter Lane. The dinner was designed to show the ageability of Gigondas wines starting with examples from the 2006 vintage and ending with 1995.

From the 21 wines served my favourite wines from the marathon were (in order of vintage) the 2005 Confidentiel Montirius, 2004 Domaine Saint Gayan, 2000 Château de Saint Cosme, 2000 Domaine la Boussière and the 1999 Domaine les Pallières.

 Matt Wall and Louis Barruol (Château de Saint Cosme)

 Matt and Louis trying out syncronised tasting 

A reflective moment...
Henri-Claude Amadieu

 Christine Saurel (Montirius)

 Christian-Yves Carré de Lusançay (Domaine Saint-Gayan) 
showing early Movember promise!

Anthony Taylor (Maison Gabriel Meffre): 
portrait of an Irishman in the Dentelles

 Louis Barruol in full flow

 25 years and one day after the fall of the Berlin Wall 
–  the Gigondas producers build a glass one!

 Matthieu Perrin, Famille Perrin

Florence Cartier (Domaine Les Goubert)

Thierry Faravel (Domaine la Bouissière)

Sparkling gurus: Michael Edwards and Giles Fallowfield 

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