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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

Friday, 23 September 2016

2016 Loire: more photos from start of Muscadet harvest

 There are good bunches but in 
places they can be difficult to find

 The ravages of mildew are often all too evident 

 Picking @ Jo Landron 

 Scenes from Domaine Luneau-Papin 
(above and below)

 Monique Luneau's special contribution
 to the 2016 vintage

A well deserved break for lunch

Trial of new designer picking pot
especially useful for small vintages 

Luneau Papin: juice straight from the press
Fred Niger van Herck: Domaine de l'Ecu
(futures Domaine des Amphores)
(above and below)
Fred's amphores continue to procreate.....
Fred must be considering getting into orange wine......

1 comment:

Bob Rossi said...

I love the photos of L'Ecu. I spent some time with Fred at the winery 3 years ago, and while he didn't mention amphoras, I'm not surprised that he's using them. He clearly was interested in experimentation.