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1997: Le Prix du Champagne Lanson Noble Cuvée Award for investigations into Champagne for the Millennium investment scams

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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

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Truffle season hit by cold weather

Truffle seller in Richerenches (Rhône Valley)

La Nouvelle République reports today that the 2009/10 truffle season has been hit by the recent cold weather – too much ice and snow. December started well but the weather in January and now into February has hit the production of truffles with the last truffle market of the season at Marigny-Marmande (the leading truffle market in the Loire) having only seven kilos to sell. Overall this year France has produced only 15 tonnes of black truffles compared to 50 last season.

For story click here.

Richerenches: Lots of truffles!

Photos of Richerenches taken during a press trip in January 2006, which concentrated on Rasteau and truffles.


14.2.2010. 19.00: Membership of the Facebook group – Save the wine column has now climbed to 657 members. If you haven't already joined, please follow this link.

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