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 December 2010

Les 5 du Vin: post on 1855

Château Branaire-Ducru, Saint-Julien: one of the many wines not delivered by 1855
Have posted an article on Les 5 du Vin that pulls together many of the sources of information about 1855 (


Anonymous said...

Good article Jim. calls itself ‘l'Hermès du vin’. Wikipedia says: "Hermes is an Olympian god & is also the patron of boundaries and of the travelers who cross them, of commerce in general AND of the cunning of thieves..."
A pretty complete god for 1855...

Jim's Loire said...

Thanks Brett. Complicated bloke this Hermès!