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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, 1 July 2011

Yves Lambert (Domaine St Just, Saumur) dies

Arnaud and Yves Lambert@2009 Salon des Vins de Loire

I was very sorry to get the news this evening that Yves Lambert, Domaine de Saint-Just (Saumur and Saumur-Champigny) died of cancer yesterday.

Sadly I'm not entirely surprised as I was shocked to see Yves at this year's Salon des Vins de Loire – he was very thin, gaunt and clearly unwell. Yves explained that he had had cancer but that it was stable and he was improving.

I will remember Yves both as a fine producer of Saumur and Saumur-Champigny at Domaine de Saint-Just and as a generous and intelligent man with great warmth and energy. He was in at the beginning of a new adventure with vineayrds of Château de Brèze, which he and Arnaud, his son, took over running in 2009.

Les Obsèques se tiendront lundi 4 juillet à 15h00 à l'église de Saint Cyr en Bourg (49260).

My sincere condolences to Yves' family.

Château de Brèze

See here for a report on a visit to Yves and Arnaud in June 2009.

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