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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

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Gil Lempert-Schwarz sues Maureen Downey

Wine Columnist Takes Wine Consultant to Court

'LAS VEGAS (CN) - Wine experts are embroiled in a defamation lawsuit, in which the chairman of The Wine Institute of Las Vegas claims a San Francisco consultant accused him of being a "criminal [who] should be in jail with his cohorts."

Gil Lempert-Schwarz is chairman of co-plaintiff The Wine Institute of Las Vegas, and a wine columnist for the Las Vegas Review-Journal. He claims Maureen Downey and her company, Chai Consulting, continue making defamatory statements online and at wine events, accusing him of selling costly counterfeit vintage wines, and it has cost him millions in lost sales and commissions.'


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