En primeur ordered from 1855 and known to be outstanding:
24 bottles of 2006 plus 3 magnums
Concentrating mainly but not exclusively on the Loire's vineyards, its vignerons and their wines along with places to eat and stay. Also covers some recently published wine books – not just from Loire. Regional Chair for Loire @Decanter's World Wine Awards since its inception. Winner of the 2009 Wine Blog Trophy (journalist category) Salon des Vins de Loire. I have a large and expanding library of photos, particularly from the Loire – places, producers, vineyards etc. European.
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 investdrinks.org
2012: Born Digital Wine Awards: No Pay No Jay – best investigative wine story
2012: International Wine Challenge – Personality of the Year Award