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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

Thursday, 26 March 2009

A morning with the Maire of Cravant-les-Coteaux

Monsieur le Maire@Château de la Grille

I was privileged to spend this morning with Christophe Baudry, the Maire of Cravant-les-Coteaux and a partner in Baudry-Dutour. We spent the morning visiting all the recent acquisitions of Baudry-Dutour, who are now the largest independent producers in Chinon. We started with a visit to Château de la Grille, which Baudry-Dutheil acquired right at the beginning of this year.

Baudry-Dutour winery@Panzoult

Château de la Grille, Chinon

(Full report to follow – hopefully tomorrow.)

Aynard de Clermont Tonnerre and Isabelle Bacot: Clos du Porteau

Yesterday afternoon I went to Clos du Porteau in Saint-Georges-sur-Cher owned by Aynard de Clermont Tonnerre and Isabelle Bacot. They are particularly interested in Côt, called Malbec in other parts of the world. (Again full report to follow).

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