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

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Busy week: 2009 André Simon Awards + Christophe Daviau + France under one roof

2008 winning drinks book Ciderlands by James Crowden

I've a busy week ahead starting with the presentation of the 2009 André Simon Awards tomorrow night. These annual awards are for the best food book and the best drinks book. Details here. Results should be up on Jim's Loire on Tuesday.

Christophe Daviau

Then the following night Christophe Daviau (Domaine de Bablut, Brissac-Quincé in Anjou) will be presenting a selection of his wines during a tasting-dinner at the RSJ Restaurant. There are still a few places left, so for reservations call Tom King on 020-7928 4554.   

Then Wednesday it's the big 'France under One Roof tasting – still if French wine sales in the UK continue to drop dramtically it will soon be France in a telephone kiosk! From a quick look at the catalogue there will be some intersting things to taste particularly from Les Caves de Pyrène and also a chance to see how the Domaine Fouassier wines are coming along as the estate is in coversion to biodynamics. There are also the 2010 Sauvignon Blanc Ambassadors. Otherwise the Loire offering is mainly from the larger companies, so this will be a good opportunity to taste them without the distraction of being lured away to try wines from interesting small producers.

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