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, 14 October 2011

Sweet fisheye@#EWBC 2011

Sweet fish@Austrian sweet wine tasting #EWBC

Impressive opening to the 2011 European Wine Bloggers' Conference@Brescia with a tasting of Austrian sweet wines. 12 wines – almost almost all of them excellent. Just shows how much progress Austrian wines have made over the last 25 years since the Austrian Wine Marketing Board was founded. It is very good to see that chaptalisation (adding sugar) is banned in the making of sweet wine as is cryoselection/cryoextraction. Surely time the French followed suit and banned both practices in the making of sweet wines.    

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