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

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Les 5 du Vin sparkle in Champagne (more photos): Alfred Gratien

An old Alfred Gratien sign in their cellars

Some further photos from the visit (2nd-4th November) to the Champagne region by Les 5 du Vin as guests of Alfred Gratien and Les Artisans du Champagne

Nicolas Jaeger: chef de caves@Alfred Gratien 

Nicolas Jaeger, the third generation of Jaeger's to have been the chef de caves at Alfred Gratien. His grandfather started at Gratien in 1928. Nicolas started with the company in 1990 under his father Jean-Pierre. Nicolas took over as chef in 2007 when his father retired. 

Nicolas Jaeger

At Alfred Gratien vintage Champagne is still closed with a cork while sur latte 

 A number in the cellars

 Alfred Gratien, who founded the company and Gratien et Meyer in Saumur in 1864
It is rumoured that Joël Deniau (Crémant de Loire) has been chosen to star in a new film based on the life of Alfred Gratien 
Marc Vanhellemont: the master blender@work

 Marc starting to liszt?

A brutal but effective way to stem the stream of jokes from Hervé Lalau!

1 comment:

Hervé LALAU said...

Salop! As they say in Shropshire.