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

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Update on Caroline Henry's Terroir Champagne fund raising

Caroline Henry: the end is in sight!

Fundraising for Caroline Henry's proposed book on small grower, organic Champagne is, due to 150 generous contributors, just over €1500 off its target of €10,000. The total is currently €8455* (85%) with eight days left to get the remainder!   

Message from Caroline:

Dear all, 

Another short update before I leave Switzerland to go back to Champagne.

I cannot thank you enough for the continuing support - all your shares and positive comments are paying off as we are now at just about 83% with 7.5 days to go!!!

A few more articles on this campaign have appeared - Erica Landin's Swedish post translated in a few more Swedish book sales, and Koen Meuwis posted a call to action in a Belgian wine forum!

Yesterday's Salon du Champagne consumer tasting proved once again that the consumer cares about more natural Champagne - in fact they are very hungry to learn more about this specific type of Champagne. Quite a few people stayed a very long time at my table, asked many questions and came back with friends to show them the alternatives to the big brands. A few people also asked for the link to contribute. The first of these donations came in late yesterday afternoon and I more will come later today!! 

To me this proves this campaign is not about me, but about the consumer and the producer. The consumer is actively looking for a more environmentally friendly, natural and healthier Champagne but he needs a little guiding hand to find his way there. Ultimately this is why I am writing this book!!

Have a wonderful Sunday!


* Now €8520 – under €1500 to go. 

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