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

Monday, 8 February 2010

Les 5 du Vin: new cooperative wine blog launched

Arising from a serendipitous meeting over a glass of Pierre-Jacques Druet's Bourgueil Rosé at lunch in the press room at the Salon des Vins de Loire on Tuesday, five of us decided to launch a bi-lingual, cooperative blog: Les 5 du Vin

The five are: 

Jacques Berthomeau

Jacques also has his own blog, which he started in 2005. He won the Loire section in the 2010 Wine Bloggers Trophy

Hervé Lalau

Hervé also has his own blog, which he started in November 2007. It has attracted nearly 400,000 visitors and won the award for the best writing in the 2010 Wine Bloggers Trophy. 

Michel Smith 

Michel is a well-known wine and food journalist based in the Roussillon. He writes for a number of French magazines but is a virgin blogger.

Marc Vanhellemont 

Marc is a well known wine journalist based in Belgium, writing for a number of French and Belgian titles. Like Michel, he is a virgin blogger.

Jim Budd

Each of the five contributors will make at least one posting a week: Jacques on Monday, Jim – Tuesday, Hervé – Wednesday, Michel – Thursday and Marc – Friday.


Jean said...

Jim - I opened the link to the blog and tried to leave a comment but nothing happened. All I wanted to say was - wow, what a great shirt !!

Jim's Loire said...

Thanks Jean – I don't know what happened to the link. I posted a comment there this morning. Will check it out.

The shirt is one of two that I have from the New Orleans Jazz Festival. I gather there is a new design each year

Jim's Loire said...

Sorry I meant the shirt below.The one on the new blog came from a charity shop in Putney.