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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

Sunday, 28 February 2016

Café de la Promenade: great memories of Ludo, Sophie et al

 Café de la Promenade, Bourgueil

Ludo's message on Facebook: 27th February 2016

Ludo's boss – Sophie

 Ludo as master of ceremonies, 
2012 Bourgueillothérapie  

Ludo and Sophie Ragot's Café de la Promenade in Bourgueil will have new owners on 1st April with Nora and Samuel taking over. Sophie and Ludo will be a very hard act to follow after seven memorable years running Café de la Promenade – a very far cry from a traditional French café and hotel. We will keep many great memories of times at the Ragot's Café. At the same time best wishes to Nora and Samuel for keeping the spirit going with their own touches, of course. 

Some memories:

Dorothée: you lookin' for trouble!? 

Local producer delivering wine for morning session ......

 Eddy Oosterlinck wearing a rather tame shirt pouring...

 Seeking inspiration 
 The late and greatly missed Pierre Caslot 
– a prime mover behind Bourgueillothérapie
 Pierre's impeccable tasting technique

 Art from Bourgueillothérapie

 A very special auctioneer...: Bourgueillothérapie

1 comment:

Bob Rossi said...

We stayed at La Promenade for one night 2 years ago, and were hoping to make it back at some point. One thing that the new owners might find difficult to replicate or replace is Ludo's charcuterie "fait maison."