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, 3 February 2015

Salon de Vins de Loire + La Levée de la Loire: Monday 2nd February 2015

  Laurent Herlin, Bourgueil

Marie Chartier-Luneau et Monique Luneau 
(above and below)

Spot that!!

 New joint stand featuring Domaine Pierre Luneau-Papin (Muscadet), Clos des Quarterons (Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil and Bourgueil), Nicolas Grosbois, Domaine Le Rocher des Violettes, Henry Pellé


Unusually serious Pierre Luneau of Domaine de Pierre Luneau-Papin

 Entrance to the Press Room

 Pierre Ménard, Le Quarts des Noëls, Anjou 
(above and below)

2013 Le Quarts des Noëls, Anjou, Pierre Ménard  

On the basis of his first release – the 2013 Le Quarts des Noëls – Pierre Ménard is an exciting new producer in Anjou. This was one of the wines that stood out in the tasting of Anjou Blancs at the Salon. It is from a small parcel of old vines from the beginning of the 1920s planted on schist in a vineyard (0.2 ha) at Faye d'Anjou that overlooks the Layon. Pierre's 2013 is attractively saline, very clean and precise. It spent 12 months in second-use 225 litre barriques bought from Haut Brion.  

Emmanuel Ogereau taking over from his parents
@Domaine Ogereau   

Yannick Amirault, Domaine Amirault, 
Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil and Bourgueil

 The Wine Sleuth, journalist Denise Medrano

Journalist and writer Carolyn Henry

Vincent Roussely, Domaine Roussely, Touraine 

Richard Desouche, Château de Chaintres, Saumur-Champigny 

Young Bernard Sirot, Vino Magazine

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