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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

Friday, 5 October 2012

1855 on TV7 following court appearance

 Château Lafite-Rothschild

Following a hearing in Bordeaux 1855 appeared on this news bulletin on 24th September. The case against 1855 was presented by Hélène Poulou, a Bordeaux based lawyer who has already won a judgment against 1855. The item on 1855 starts around 8.30 minutes in. As well as an interview with Poulou, there are also comments from the head of the CIVB (Conseil Interprofessionnel de Bordeaux) expressing concern at 1855 and the damage their failure to deliver wines their clients have ordered is having on the reputation of buying Bordeaux en primeur

( dans le journal télévisé du lundi 24 septembre sur TV7... (à partir de 8m30) Lien: [])

Despite the failure of Groupe 1855 to deliver wines and claims to bailiffs that it has no money in the bank, it has just acquired the Le Havre based  Caves de la Transat, which has two shops in Le Havre, one in Rouen and one in Paris.  

Just a question of how long it takes the 1855 'arnaques' to wreck the business. Another French wine company to avoid!       

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