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

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Touraine – memories of 8th June 2011 in Cher Valley

 Flowering was very early in 2011. Grapes already 
well formed by 8th June. 
In both 2013 and 2016 flowering 
hadn't started by this date

Recalling visits Nigel Wilkinson (RSJ Restaurant) and I made to Noëlla Morantin and Vincent Roussely in June 2011. 


 Noëlla Morantin

 Nigel Wilkinson tasting and noting 

Terre Blanche 


Vincent Roussely:

 Vincent in his temporary shop in Angé – 
he has now moved into renovated premises

 Nigel and Vincent in Le Clos vineyard
 that overlooks the village of Angé

 Vincent's cellars in Angé

 Hole straight down from vineyard above 

 Some of the vehicles in Vincent's father's 
collection of old lorries and cars


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