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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, 21 September 2015

#2015 Loire – Montlouis and the threat of rot

On Friday afternoon we went across to have a quick look at Montlouis to see how the Chenin was coping with all of the rain over the past few days – between 60-85 mm from last weekend. 

It was very interesting, although too brief a look to be a real scientific test, to see how the differences between the way that vineyards are cultivated and the level of rot. A vineyard, which had been totally blitzed with weedkiller, was obviously threatened with serious rot.   

 100% weedkillered vines

 Grassed over vineyard without leaf plucking
Slow riopening and rot developing especially where 
leaves touch grape bunches 

Grassed over vineyard with well separated 
bunches of grapes well aerated – free of rot

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