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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

Friday, 20 February 2009

Au martin bleu, Tours

Another very enjoyable meal last night. This time at Au martin bleu, close to the main station of Tours, where fish is a speciality. We started with a Vouvray méthode traditionelle from Allias, followed by the very good 2007 Bel Air Touraine-Amboise from Damien Delecheneau's La Grange Tiphaine and then an excellent 2005 Clos Picot Savennières fromn Yves Guengniard of Champs-sur-Layon. The Allias rather split the table – some liked, while Sarah and I would have preferred a lower dosage.

Despite no longer living in Skegness Joe Wadsack was his customary ebullient self – demonstrating once again what an amazing memory he has for wines and meals that he eaten: able to remember details from at least fifteen years ago.

Au martin bleu, 4/6 Place des Aumônes, 37000 Tours

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