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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

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Around Pauillac and Saint-Estèphe

The sweet 'n' sour château

Yesterday in Pauillac it was searingly hot, especially in the afternoon and early evening. – heading towards 40˚C in sheltered parts. Fortunately around 6am this morning there was a short thundery storm, which has cleared the air a bit. Here are a few scenes from a short drive around this morning. The grapes look healthy at the moment, although there is still a while to go yet before the harvest starts. Can anybody afford another very good Bordeaux vintage at the top end? 

Grapes near Château Lafite (above and below)

Cos d'Estournel


Château Montrose

Montrose: prepared for rain

Montrose: flag, crane etc.

Montrose: grapes 2010

Château Phelan-Ségur

Sign: Château Meyney

Château Meyney (above and below)

Wild flowers and fishing hut by Gironde near to Château Meyney

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