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, 28 February 2012

Photos from June 2011 + a link to Nicolas Joly in New York

Jean-Martin Dutour of Baudry-Dutour and président of Interloire

Some pics from a session of trying to sort out photos an on-going task! 

Thierry Germain (Domaine des Roches Neuves) in his cellars@Varrains
Cellars@Roche Neuves 

View from Domaine de la Noblaie in Ligré looking north eastwards across the valley of the Vienne the light green patches in the middle distance are the vineyards of Cravant-les-Coteaux and Panzoult with the band of forest above providing protection from north winds

Noblaie: close up of some grapes: 10th June 2011 showing how far advanced they were then – sometimes the flowering hasn't yet started by that date. Some of the advance was then lost in July and August 

Nicolas Joly with Ales Kristiancic and the head of a suckling pig@St Johns Bread and Wine

The good Doctor Vino has a post here on Nicolas Joly in New York.


Luc Charlier said...

The suckling pig's head looks very attractive to me ....

Jim's Loire said...

Luc. It was very good. I like the photo as it strikes me as somehow suitably manic...

Luc Charlier said...

Yes manic indeed.
But then again, I’ve been told this was actually a “leaf-day”, known to enhance the animal side of all Demeter sympathizers. By the way, I didn’t know these people were adepts of cannibalism.
On the other hand, true believers will always use Preparation 501 to cook gravy. Here’s the full recipe: bury quartz powder mixed with meat juice in cow horns at the very bottom of your stinky dust-bin for three hours, four hours if Venus is not coaxial with Saturn. Then, dig the horn up, add some cocaïne or methamphetamine, and stirr the content in water, to be sprayed over your dish at breakfast. The horn may be re-used as a penile-sheath (various sizes available).