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

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Millésime Bio – around the fair Monday

 Marc Vanhellemont – one of Les 5 du Vin

 Michel Smith – another member of Les 5 du Vin – 
with a good and inexpensive red from the Abbaye de Valmagne

 Rémi Bonnet, Bonnet-Huteau (Pays Nantais)

Bonnet-Huteau: their Muscadet Sèvre et Maine looking very promising – concentration and vivacity.  

 Jean-Jacques Bonnet, Bonnet-Huteau (Pays Nantais)

 Jean-Luc Danto

 Frédéric Sigonneau, Domaine de L'R (Chinon) 
searching for finesse rather than power
 Hamish Wakes-Miller makes a defiant last stand for the tie 

 Jérôme Bretaudeau, Domaine de Belle Vue (Pays Nantais)

Domaine de Belle Vue: 2014 Main-mian – good juicy easy drinking red from Cabernet Franc; 2014 Muscadets very promising with lovely textures and balance.

 Guillaume Pire, Château de Fosse-Sèche (Saumur)

Good 2013 Arcane Saumur Blanc much better than 2012 Eolithe Saumur Rouge. 

Sylviane Quenioux, Domaine de Veilloux (Cheverny)

Another example of a promising 2014: their Domaine white: 85% Sauvignon Blanc and 15% Chardonnay.

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