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

Thursday, 18 August 2011

1855 ( Jim's Loire offers new service

Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste

En primeurs ordered from 1855 and known to be outstanding: 

3 magnums of 2004 

6 bottles of 2005

6 bottles of 2006

24 bottles of 2007

Driving from Lamarque, where the convenient Blaye ferry docks, en route to Pauillac yesterday and seeing the Médocian châteaux I was immediately reminded of the significant number of 1855 customers who are awaiting their Bordeaux en primeur wines. As I'm here for a few days I thought I would take and post a few photos of some of the châteaux, so that frustrated 1855 clients can at least see where their long awaited wine is made. Cold comfort I'm sure but some compensation I trust. 

Unfortunately after a very hot day yesterday it is rather overcast and gloomy  – similar to the prospects of 1855's frustrated clients receiving their wines in the immediate future.

La Tour Aspic – part of the holdings of Château Haut-Batailley

En primeurs ordered from 1855 and known to be outstanding: 

24 bottles of 2006

Emeric Sauty de Chalon, Thierry Maincent and Fabien Hyon are the senior 'management team' of 1855 (, 1855.con). Businessman Jean-Pierre Meyers, on the boards of L'Oreal and Nestlé, is a long-term shareholder of 1855. 

Further postings to come...

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