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

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

At the pressoir: 20th September 2010

Laurent Saillard backing the trailer into the press house 

Didier directing Laurent to bring trailer to right position
Laurent and Didier directing the flow


After this we headed to Le Detour for lunch and to see Philippe, who had a serious accident on the morning of 22nd August while working at the Meteor Val de Loire resort in Amboise. He fell over four metres off a ladder while dealing with a wasps' nest. Fortunately he fell onto grass but has done serious damage to his spinal cord and will have to lie flat and remain immobile for six months.  

It is very tough for Laurance to both run the restaurant and look after Philippe. Fortunately she has one of her daughters helping her.

Le Détour, 1 Rue Bléré, 37150 Civray de Touraine, France‎ -‎ 


Chris Kissack said...

I see he has all the essential medicines and equipment necessary to ease his recovery close at hand! :-)

Jim's Loire said...

Indeed Chris!