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1997: Le Prix du Champagne Lanson Noble Cuvée Award for investigations into Champagne for the Millennium investment scams

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2012: Born Digital Wine Awards: No Pay No Jay – best investigative wine story

2012: International Wine Challenge – Personality of the Year Award

Saturday, 8 October 2016

#2016 Loire harvest: two vendange princesses star in Marchais' family Crémant récolte

 Louise and Noémie 
(above and below)


Today in Epeigné-les-Bois the Marchais family held their traditional family Saturday picking of their Cabernet Franc destined for Crémant de Loire. Naturally Louise and Noémie had starring roles. 

L'equipe Marchais 

 L'equipe au travail

 James Marchais

Not a big crop but good looking Cabernet

Last year's harvest here on 19th September 2015 – 19 days earlier than 2016. 

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