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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

Monday, 30 April 2018

Brett Jones – The Wine Maestro – dies

Brett in the Loire

We were very sorry and saddened to learn this evening that Brett Jones – the Wine Maestro – and Wink Lorch's partner died this morning losing his brave and courageous fight against prostrate cancer. 

One of our strongest memories was his performance back in September 2009 on the 4th plinth in Trafalgar Square highlighting the dangers of prostate cancer, which included, of course, a wine tasting. Brett had been treated and was in remission.

Brett on a high in Trafalgar Square:


Golden pants

The audience

 Stepping off the plinth

Here is the last post on the Wine Maestro blog

A sad day – you will be sorely missed, Brett. Our thoughts are with Wink and Brett's family. 

1 comment:

Do Bianchi said...

so many fond memories of traveling and tasting with him. What a wonderful, gentle and thoughtful man. I'll raise a glass of Nebbiolo to him tonight.