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

Monday, 28 March 2016

Photos from four recent producer visits – Beaujardin, Lacour, Bonnelière and La Seigneurie

Cellier de Beaujardin, Bléré

 Kevin Vigné: responsable commercial 


Vincent Lacour,  Saint Georges sur Cher

 Vincent Lacour 

 Vineyard on thin soil overlooking the Cher Valley 

Jacques Lacour 

Jacques pruning young vines 

 Raechel Waugh

The recently built, functional winery 

A vigneron knows ......

Domaine de la Bonnelière: Anthony and Cedric Bonneau, Saumur-Champigny

 Cédric Bonneau

 Les Poyeux, Chacé
(above and below)

Anthony Bonneau

Anthony and Cédric with Les Poyeux


La Seigneurie, Alban Foucher

 La Seigneurie vines by Saumur's hospital

 Very stony soil 

 Alban Foucher, La Seigneurie

 View from La Seigneurie, Saumur 

The recently built winery opened in 2014 
not far from Saumur's hospital


1 comment:

Frank said...

In September 2012 my wife and I took our second cycling trip in the Loire: Tours to Villandry, then to Saumur, back to Chedigny, then to Amboise, and back to Tours. We arrived early in Saumur, so went on a walk, up the hill to Seignerie, where we were greeted with wonderful hospitality, and wine. We took a bottle back to eat with our cheese and bread, and packed another three in our pannier bags for the rest of the trip - it was worth it. Thanks for the memory.