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

Saturday, 1 June 2013

An evening@Café de la Promenade

Photos from a Saturday evening@Café de la Promenade, Bourgueil.

 Isa's precision pours

 Vino Strada


 Links to London – soif in the Terroirs group of wine bars/restaurants 

 Dorothée – chef de cuisine


 Bar with glasses (above and below) – just the direction of light is different

Sophie Ragot – owner of Café de la Promenade with husband Ludovic
(above and below)



 2009 Cuvée Simon rather rustic cuvée made for Ludo and other wine enthusiasts

 Thierry Amirault, 2012 Les Quarterons, Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil: 
improving estate although this 2012 remains quite austere

 Ludovic checking a wine

Ludo chatting to a couple making their first visit to Café de la Promenade

 Celebrating a brief power cut

 Notice to smokers to light up in the garden

 10,000 bottles of Bourgueil a year – the secret a sensible margin 
for drinking in the restaurant – retail price plus 8€.

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