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

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Les belles vendanges in Loir-et-Cher!

Claire Roussel, daughter of Catherine – Clos Roche Blanche – picking Sauvignon Blanc for Noëlla Morantin at La Tesnière.

Noëlla Morantin's picking team – end of the mid-afternoon break

Even the staff are pressed into service during vintage time!
Three women busy picking

La patronne mangé ici! (above and below)

The vignerons of Pouillé will be hoping the sign is wrong – they want it to stay dry!


Luc Charlier said...

Be ready for the worst you’ve read in weeks ... even out of my pen.
When its pouring down, the salads grow well. Those lovely creatures that walk so slowly and carry their home on their back enjoy it. It’s the famous “TURTLE RAINE”.
Princely joke, isn’t it ?

Graham said...

Picking into the afternoon...... glad I'm in the Languedoc when afternoon picking is only done in emergencies.

Jim's Loire said...

Graham. I'm sure you know what they say about the soft south ....