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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

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Tuesday lunch @ Vincent le Cuisinier, Ingrandes de Touraine

1996 Bourgueil, Domaine des Ouches, Paul Gambier

After a such a stressful tasting at Lamé Delisle Boucard – it is always difficult to taste wines back to 1928... – a good lunch was essential! Fortunately we were all booked into LDB's neighbour – Vincent le Cuisinier. Here we enjoyed the amazing value of the lunchtime menu at just 17.50€ for two courses from Olivia and Vincent. 

After an apéro of Lame Delisle Boucard's Crémant de Loire Rosé, we enjoyed a couple of bottles of 1996 Bourgueil, Domaine des Ouches made by Paul Gambier – the father of Denis and Thomas Gambier who now run the domaine. At 45€ on the restaurant wine list this was great value and showed really well – living up to the high and deserved reputation of the 1996 vintage.     

Tomato salad with a poached egg 
from hens in their own vineyard 

Riz de veau with le Puy lentils

Poulette – again home reared chicken


Tomorrow another fine lunch and a visit in Chinon.

1 comment:

Peter van den Besselaar said...

Thanks Jim. I am fond of Des Ouches.