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

Thursday, 12 February 2009

Domaine Aloha (Fiefs Vendéens)

An appropriate shirt for tasting wines of Domaine Aloha

Hervé Lalau, fellow blogger and also shortlisted for the Salon des Vins de Loire Wine Blogger Trophy, has kindly brought this Fiefs Vendéens estate and their blog to my attention.

'Dear Jim,

As a Loire-lover, but also as a flowered shirt lover, this "far west"
estate might interest you:



I haven't yet tasted their wines but must do so. Perhaps I'll manage to get down to see that star, Thierry Michon at the Domaine Saint-Nicolas, again this year and fit in a visit to Domaine Aloha. Once again this underlines how many interesting producers there are to see at the Salon des Vins de Loire and even with two days reasonably flat out you only manage to scratch the surface.

Domaine Aloha, Le Poiré, 85150 Vaire


Anonymous said...

No problem Jim, you're welcome to my cellar. What a pleasure for me to meet the winner of the Wine Blog Trophy. Congratulations.


Jim's Loire said...

Merci Samuel. A bientôt j'espère.