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, 21 April 2017

Loire Millésime - 19th-22nd April 2017 – chasing after Rabelais.

Statue of François Rabelais beside the Vienne

Yesterday we followed in the footsteps of François Rabelais, author, man of many talents and the renowned promoter of the wines of Chinon. This included a visit to the Rabelais Museum at La Devinière in Seuilly.

 Vines @La Devinière, birthplace of Rabelais  
(above and below)

Young buds to date not 
affected by the recent frosts

 The pigeonnier @La Devinière

Eminent wine writer @ease

View of Chinon from South Bank of the Vienne
after a very dry winter
Vienne: Looking upstream
with statue of Rabelais on left close to the trees 

Inside the Caves Painctes, Chinon:

Poster advertising the works of Rabelais


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