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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

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Three of our favourite Loire restaurants have Michelin stars in 2017

La Table de la Bergerie, Domaine de la Bergerie 
David Guitton's restaurant – first Michelin star 2017 

David Guitton (on the phone at the entrance to the restaurant)

David at the Salon des Vins de Loire – February 2015

The 2017 edition of the Michelin Red Guide lists three of our favourite Loire restaurants: one new – La Table de la Bergerie – and two well established: La Promenade in Le Petit Pressigny and Le Bon Laboureur in Chenonceaux.

Many congratulations to all three restaurants and their staff with particular congratulations to David Guitton on La Table de la Bergerie's first Michelin étoile! David is married to Anne Guegniard, who runs Domaine de la Bergerie with her father Yves. The restaurant is attached to the Domaine and in the middle of the countryside.  

Although it is commonplace in other parts of the world, such as California and Australia, to have restaurants attached to wine estates, it is fairly rare in France. I don't know of any other Loire restaurant like this. The closest I can think of is La Côte des Monts Damnés in Chavignol run by Jean-Marc and Karine Bourgeois in the same village as Domaine Henri Bourgeois

Le Bon Laboureur, Chenonceaux

La Promenade, Le Petit Pressigny

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