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

Friday, 29 January 2016

2016 Millésime Bio - Wednesday 27th January 2016

 'Amphore maestro' Fred  Niger Van Herck and his wines

Rémi Branger, Domaine de la Pépiére, Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine

 Alliance Loire: Hugues 

'Police records!' - Thierry Delaunay, Touraine  

 Arnaud Lambert, Domaine St Just, Château du Bréze  
Saumur and Saumur-Champigny  

It was very good to taste again with Arnaud – something I have been intending to do for some time. An impressive range of both whites and reds from the two domaines and very interesting to hear from Arnaud what a lamentable state the vines of Château de Brèze were in when he took it over. This was a project that he expected to work on together with his late father – Yves – who sadly died of cancer far too young – leaving Arnaud to carry on by himself.   

 Gilles Bonnefoy, Les Vins de la Madone, Côtes de Forez

A number of attractive wines here: good vibrant 2015 Roussanne and 2015 Migmatitic – Gamay sur Granite – as well as 2014 Mémoire de Madonne – juicy fruit and nicely balanced.

makers of powerful and characterful reds from the Languedoc

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