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

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Sancerre: photos from a glorious April Sunday mainly of Chavignol

 Centre of Chavignol with church with 
part of Henri Bourgeois winery at the top

Across the top: Henri Bourgeois winery

run by Jean-Marc et Karine Bourgeois

Chavignol through the vines 

The top of Le Cul de Beaujeu that dominates Chavignol to the south west
You can just see walkers along the track a little below the hut
taking part on an organised randonée with varying distances being offered


 Helpers with refreshments for the walkers 

 Sancerre through the haze

 Amigny – neighbouring village to Chavignol 

Chavignol and Les Monts Damnés vineyards behind 

Signs in Chavignol

Arnaud Bourgeois on his quad bike


Peter van den Besselaar said...

Nice pictures, Jim. When I visited the village (after combining Sancerre with the famous goat cheese for twenty years) it came as a real shock to me that there are no goats in Chavignol. Unbelievable! :-)

Jim Budd said...

Peter. Many thanks for your comment. 40-50 years ago there would have been goats in Chavignol when polyculture was the norm. Since then vines have taken over. There are, however, goats not that far from Chavignol.