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

Saturday, 26 September 2015

#2015Loire – Muscadet – picking La Butte + elsewhere

Picking La Butte (Domaine Luneau-Papin): Tuesday 22nd September 
Blue sky but frequent showers, so pickers wearing 
rain coats and capes

2015 Melon de Bourgogne 

Marie Luneau preparing the traditional rain 
dance to ward off the showers  

 La Butte overlooks the Marais de Goulaine 
with Nantes in the distance

Complicated vintage in Muscadet 
– careful grape selection needed 

 Pickers and hod-carriers @La Butte
(above and below)

Monique Luneau

Cutting edge footwear in the Pays Nantais

Pierre Luneau posing for Mick Rock

Mick Rock (Cephas) @work

Domaine de l'Ecu – Fred Niger Van Herck's amphores etc. breed faster than rabbits 
a couple of years ago there were around three – now 50 +!!

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