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

Monday, 12 January 2015

Portraits from around London wine trade today

 Nick Martin of Wine Owners (above and below)

Today started with a very useful meeting with Nick Martin of Wine Owners, an on-line that allows you to keep tabs on your cellar as well as providing a wine trading platform. Rather unexpectedly Nick and Wine Owners are finding that they are being contacted by people who have paid too much for their investment wines from companies like Vinance plc, European Fine Wine Ltd, Moncharm and Imperial Fine Wines Ltd. 

Entering details of wines in your portfolio on the Wine Owners allows you to see price movements since 2007 and gauge what your wines are worth. The Wine Owners site has many useful applications but may well be very useful for investors burnt by unscrupulous 'wine investment' companies both showing how badly you have been stung but also providing a means for selling the wines.

Haynes Hanson & Clark Burgundy 2013 en primeur tasting

 Thierry Brouin, Domaine des Lambrays 

This week and the end of last week is totally immersion in Burgundy for the UK wine trade – the opportunity to taste 2013 en primeur Burgundy from 6am rightly through to late in the evening ....!  

Quote of the week from one of the events referring to wine consumption at a tasting: "Gobsmacked by the amount journalists gobble through ....!"

Alex Gambal (Maison Alex Gambal)

Alexandre Brault (Maison Alex Gambal)

Oz Clarke 

Nigel Platts-Martin after Christmas in Florida –
leading London restaurateur:
The Square, Chez Bruce, The Ledbury, 
La Trompette and The Glasshouse

David Peppercorn MW

Adrian Webster

Julia Harding MW on learning that Jancis Robinson MW 
wants her to cover another 15 Burgundy tastings 
over the next couple of days....!

Nancy Gilchrist MW 

Anthony Hanson MW – one of the great Burgundy specialists  

 Fabien Moreau (Domaine Christian Moreau Père et Fils, Chablis )

 Daniel Dampt, Chablis

Goedhuis & Co Burgundy 2013 en primeur tasting

 The stylish and décontracté boss: Johnny Goedhuis
(above and below)


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