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

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Millésime Bio: newly weds, cool dudes, Marco's Rosé!

 The newly weds Michel et Monique Louison 
il y a cinquante ans!
(above and below)

 Michel busy exploring the secret of eternal youth....!

It is always great to meet up with the Louisons again, who I first met back in July 1990. They are making lovely Loire style wines in Limoux. Not that surprising as Michel was born in Tours and they moved to Limoux because they found Faugères was becoming too hot for their style of wine.

 The cool Lone Rangers of Domaine FL (Savennières, Anjou etc.)

Above: Clint Pasquiers

Below: Pierre Buvat  

Châpeaux – 'for a few euros more'!

Pierre Clavel (Domaine Clavel, Languedoc) with his deep coloured 
and weighty 2014 Rosé à Rougir
(nom grace à Marc Vanhellemont)

Pierre Clavel: this is a rosé made in the style of 20 or years ago. There is nothing new! My other lighter rosé is for the summer while this is for the other three seasons – spring, autumn and winter. Although I made the wine, it was Marc Vanhellemont (Les 5 du Vin) who came up with the name. 

 Even Pierre seems surprised by rosés success!


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