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

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Champagne Jayne cheerful and loyal despite CIVC persecution!

Champagne Jayne (note: #notachampagnewine) @ Charles Heidsieck
 – Does size matter? CWW seminar with Cyril Brun

Cyril Brun, cellar master for 
Charles Heidsieck

Champagne Jayne, also known as Jayne Powell, is in London. Amazingly for someone who has been most vilely persecuted by the CIVC (Comité Champagne Interprofessional Champagne), Jayne remains a loyal supporter and enthusiastic advocate of Champagne. Yesterday she was at the Circle of Wine Writers' Champagne seminar conducted by Cyril Brun, the cellar master for Charles Heidsieck.

I have huge admiration for Champagne Jayne's (note: #notachampagnewine) magnanimity as well as her courage in standing up to the Champagne bullies. Had I had been treated as Champagne Jayne has been by the industry and drink she loves, I would have turned my back for good on Champagne and written about sparkling wines from more sympathetic regions

It would be good to know how much money the CIVC wasted on persecuting Champagne Jayne. Top lawyers do not come cheap! How much change, I wonder, did the CIVC and their members have at out of £1 million after a case that they should never have brought and one that thankfully they essentially lost?  



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