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

Friday, 30 September 2016

2016 Loire vintage – une année compliquée ! (Part 1) – pics from Vouvray

 Michel Autran (Noizay) – among the first Chenin Blanc 
grapes to be picked in AC Vouvray 
These were picked early because of the threat of rot 

First pressings

 Michel's Gamay

 Michel with a student from Fondettes, who has a 14-day 
work experience placement with him 

 Bunches with some tiny berries is apparently a feature this year

Chenin Blanc in the commune of Vouvray 

 Luiz Alberto, founder of #winelover community, 
getting to grips with Vouvray
(above and below)

With Michel we tasted hos two recently bottled 2015s:
Les enfers tranquilles and Ciel Rouge 
– loved the precision and weight of Ciel Rouge

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