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

Friday, 11 February 2011

AOP Fiefs Vendéens: impeccable sense of timing

 Thierry Michon (Domaine Saint-Nicolas): one of leading producers of Fiefs Vendéens

Tweet from Jon-David Headrick (US importer):

'Wildly elated call from France. Fiefs Vendéens just passed from VDQS to AOP for 2011 vintage. Oysters are being shucked, ducks slaughtered.'

As Egypt celebrates the fall of Mubarak, so the Fiefs Vendéens celebrate their promotion from VDQS to AOP status from the 2011 vintage.

Jéremie Mourat, Vignobles Mourat  another leading FV producer


Luc Charlier said...

Jim, after Tunisia and Egypt, there will be a third reason for democrats to rejoice in France in 2012 : the NON-re-election of President Sarkozy !

Jim's Loire said...

Luc. Does this mean that France is now amongst the North African dominoes?

Luc Charlier said...

Domino-mino, domino-minette!

As “Soeur Sourire » would have had it :
“Dominique, nique, nique
S'en allait tout simplement,
Routier, pauvre et chantant
En tous chemins, en tous lieux,
Il ne parle que du Bon Dieu,
Il ne parle que du Bon Dieu ... »

You judge, Jim, you judge.