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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, 14 January 2015

Jérome Houssin: Muscadet de Sèvre et Maine (French Wine Discoveries)

 Jérôme Houssin, Domaine des Tilleuls, Muscadet Sèvre et Maine 
with his 2012 VV Les Quatre Chanteaux

I tasted with Jérôme Houssin of Domaine des Tilleuls. His family has been running the domaine for more than five generations and they now have 30 hectares. I tasted with Jérôme last year at French Wine Discoveries. I was impressed by the weight and texture of his 2012 VV Les Quartre Chanteaux, which spends 18 months sur lie. This means that although this wine has spent a long time on its fine lees it cannot claim to be sur lie as the term sur lie can only be used for wines that are bottled between 1st March and 30th November following the vintage.

French wine law up its arse!    

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