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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

Thursday, 8 October 2015

#2015Loire: first day in Anjou

Weather still unsettled: dramatic view of Martigné-Briand
(above and below)

Yesterday was our first day in Anjou to see how 2015 is progressing. There is still a fair amount of Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc to pick. 

 Cabernet Franc @Faye d'Anjou
(above and below)

 Chenin Blanc@Faye d'Anjou

 Destemming by hand@Domaine de Juchepie
(above and below)


 Juchepie cellar
Mileine Oosterlinck - Bracke as the angel of mercy
coffee for the pickers ready to pick herself

Further details and reports to come including a look at the Quarts de Chaume: 

Quarts de Chaume picked 

Quarts de Chaume yet to be picked

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