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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, 5 February 2012

Salon des Vins de Loire 2012: tastings 4.2.2012

 The Hotel du Mail, Angers – our traditional base

A good day's tasting yesterday: we started with Jean-Hubert Lebreton at Domaine des Rochelles and then onto Domaine Richou with Didier and Damien Richou. The star of the morning's tastings were the 2010 sweet wines – both domaines are in the Coteaux de L'Aubance. Then it was back to Angers to collect Chris Kissack (The Wine Doctor) before heading out for a collective tasting at the Domaine de la Bergerie with Vincent and Catherine Ogereau (Domaine Ogereau), Château Pierre-Bise (Claude and Joëlle Papin) and Domaine de la Bergerie (Yves and Marie-Annick Guégniard). This was followed by a great dinner@La Table de la Bergerie, which is attached to the domaine and is run by their son in law – David Guitton. (This will be covered in another post.)

Jean-Hubert Lebreton: Domaine des Rochelles

An old water heater@Domaine des Rochelles – it has pride of place in their tasting room 

Didier Richou (Domaine Richou)

Damien Richou

Tom King (RSJ Restaurant)@Domaine Richou

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