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

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Happy New Year – Joyeuse 2011

A smashing start to 2011... Santé!!


wcs said...

Bonne année !

Jim's Loire said...

Thanks. You too Walt!

Luc Charlier said...

Talking about Joyeuse, the homonymous Dukes possessed a very pretty (yes, pretty) four-towered castle in Couiza, near Limoux. It has now been transformed in a luxury hotel with a very decent restaurant: “l’Hôtel des Ducs de Joyeuse”. I suggest you pay them a visit when next time in the area (André has some German friends in Limoux, hasn’t he). As a bonus, some acceptable Maury can be drunk on the premises (single “s”, correct?). This very drink can serve as a conclusion to an enjoyable meal or as a ... premiss to such an event (double “s”, correct?).

AlanM said...

Happy New Year Jim and followers. Looking forward to more great reading and drinking

Chris Kissack said...

Best wishes for 2011 Jim.

The photo - looks like Hugo Rose (and that's confirmed looking at the URL) but I do believe he is standing on the steps at the front of Chateau Preuillac. A bottle of Cordon Negro, perhaps?

Jim's Loire said...

Chris – Happy New Year. A brilliant diagnosis!

Jim's Loire said...

Alan. Many thanks and Happy New Year to you.