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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, 9 February 2016

#winelover 4th anniversary celebrations – practising Jerez....

Two Manzanillas: Solear and Duque

In so many endeavours practice is extremely important.... fortunately we had time yesterday evening to put in a last minute workout before heading to Jerez today.  

A visit to El Corte Inglés provided us with two Manzanillas to try – Solear by Barbadillo (€6.55) and Duque from Sanchez Romate for just €3.99. Both were characteristically clean and salty. The Solear did more depth and layers so merited the higher price. Duque, however, at €3.99 is remarkably good for the price and represents excellent value. Whether this is really profitable for Sanchez Romate and good for the image of wines from Jerez is quite another matter. 

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