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

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Loire vignerons in the round: Jérôme and François Billard (Chinon)

Jérôme and François Billard (Domaine de la Noblaie, Ligré – AC Chinon)

My second visit on Monday afternoon was to the Domaine de la Noblaie now run by Jérôme who was taken over from his father, Francois who was the first professor of oenology at the Montreuil-Bellay wine school.

Details of wines tasted to be added.


Anonymous said...

Terrific, 3 wines here in town including a Rose.

Bob Alberta

Jim's Loire said...

Good Bob!

Luc Charlier said...

Yes indeed, but for organic farmers (grape growers /winemakers ....) the only proof to adequately managed vineyard slopes is the presence of a moderate amount of ... THISTLES !

Jim's Loire said...

Luc. Wild leeks are better as they can be a cure for esca.

Luc Charlier said...

I can see your point. What we don’t want is clover, especially when they toddle off with all the laurels.