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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 March 2009

Encore du gel/ another frosty night

Frosted ground around 8am this morning: Epeigné-les-Bois

Another night of frost with the ground again white in places this morning. Will have to wait and see what the damage is. I'd hoped we might avoid a frosty night as it was cloudy at 5.30pm. Unfortunately the skies cleared during the evening, so another starry night with a slither of new moon and falling temperatures ...........

Meteo France is showing above freezing temperatures for the rest of the week.


More added to report on visit to Baudry-Dutour here, although there is more to come.


La Cave des Terroirs, Amboise
Today's NR reports that a new caviste has opened in the centre of Amboise – La cave des Terroirs. Owned by Christophe Galland and with Mathilde, a sommelier giving advice. The new shop stocks wines (especially La Loire and particulalry Touraine-Amboise), spirits and lemonade.

La Cave des Terroirs, 54, rue Nationale 37400 Amboise, tel.


Jan-Tore Egge said...

So how far have the vines developed?

Jim's Loire said...

JT In eastern Touraine the buds seem still dormant. Was with Thomas Meunier yesterday (Frédéric Mabileau – Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil) and he didn't report any frost damage, so things may be OK so far. May be less good news for all fruit trees.