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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

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Millésime Bio 2010 Montpellier + Les Vins du Coin 2009 December (?)

In mid-January 2007 I went to Millésime-Bio, an organic wine fair that is held every year in Languedoc-Roussillon. Most years it changes location within the Midi. In 2007 it was held in Narbonne, in 2008 it reached Perpignan before moving to Montpellier last year and is now staying on their this year. It is well worth visiting and I'm hoping to get back for the next edition.

Although I don't have a list of exhibitors at the moment, there is usually a strong contingent from the Loire including Thierry Michon (the much travelled Fiefs Vendéen producer), Agnes and René Mosse (Anjou), Joseph Landron (Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine, Hervé Villemade (Cheverny), François Plouzeau (Touraine), Vincent Girault (Touraine-Mesland) and Vincent Gaudry (Sancerre).

Millésime Bio is only open to the trade.

Details - press release:
'17th edition: 25, 26 & 27 Jan. 2010 - Montpellier Exhibition Centre

Millésime Bio confirms that the 2010 edition will be held in Montpellier.

In 2009, the Professional World Trade Fair for Wines made from organically grown grapes hosted:

- 354 exhibitors: winegrowers and merchants (annual increase of 27%) coming from South Africa, Germany, Spain, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania.

1700 professional visitors, mostly from Europe, Northern America and Japan, representing 700 wine buying companies (annual increase of 50% ). In total, 31 countries (other than France) were represented, including 14 non-EU countries.

Building on the 2009 success which gave the fair a global audience, Millésime Bio 2010 will host more than 400 exhibitors (winegrowers and wine merchants) at the Exhibition Center in Montpellier.

Millésime Bio is:
a trade fair established by the Inter-professional Association of Organic Wines from Languedoc-Roussillon (AIVB-LR), and tailored to wine professionals' needs,
a focal point for the organic wine offer from all wine making regions and countries, the presentation platform for the year's new vintage,

a market barometer,

a unique concept: ready-made, identical stands, the wine alone makes the difference!
(so none of my stand's bigger than yours syndrome found in other fairs - Jim)

Challenge Millésime Bio: the international organic wine contest

The 3rd edition of Challenge Millésime Bio is an important event not to be missed!

Tasting of samples will take place on 16th November 2009.

Further details on This site does, however, claim that the fair is still taking place in Perpignan.


Les Vins du Coin 2009: Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th December
This annual consumer fair for wines from the Touraine region is normally held on the first weekend of December at Chitenay, 10 kms south of Blois. It would be good if someone could confirm the date.

Following Noella's message Les Vins du Coin will be on 5th and 6th December but this year at the Haras de Blois. Hopefully the location that comes up on Google maps is the right one!


Unknown said...

Les vins du coin ont toujours lieu le 1er week-end de décembre (5 et 6 décembre 2009). Cette année le salon se déroule au Haras de Blois... qu'on se le dise.

Jim's Loire said...

Merci beaucoup, Noella.