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

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Swiss wine hosts CWW 2013 Christmas Party (2nd batch)

Busy scenes (above and below) at the height of the Circle of Wine Writers 2013 Christmas party at the Swiss Ambassador's residence on Monday night (2nd December). Previous 2013 party posts here and here

The following producers showed their wines:

Domaine Blaise Duboux, Lavaux, Vaud 
Pierre-Luc Leyvraz, Lavaux, Vaud
Cave Cidis, La Côte, Vaud
Provins Valais, Sion, Valais
Jean-René Germanier, Vetroz, Valais 
Domaine Chambleau, 3 Lakes Region
Gantenbein Wine, Swiss German Region
Brivio Vini, Ticino 

 Our host: His Excellency Dominik Furgler
Recently appointed as Swiss Ambassador to the UK 
after four years as Swiss Ambassador to Egypt

Hayam and Dominik Furgler, Gilles Besse and Chandra Kurt

Hayam Furgler
Steven Spurrier: president of the CWW
(above and below)

Janet Wang (shortlisted for 2013 Young Wine Writer of Year) and Andy Henderson

Daniel and Rachel Julia Quevedo (Austrian Glass UK Ltd)

Andrea Warren@work


Allan Cheesman
(Claims he is: 'getting grumpier by the day'!)

Anne Burchett (Sopexa), Allan Cheesman and Anthony Sykes  (The Vintners Company)

Hannah Silverman (Wine Australia): above and below

Chris Mercer:

Clare Benson


Alice Wooledge Salmon and Catherine Manac'h

Anna Barbara Kopp von der Crone (Cantina Kopp von der Crone Visini)

Jean-Pierre Pellegrin (Domaine Grand'Cour)

Komal Patel and Charlotte Selby (Anova Books)

Stylish eats by Mosimann (above and below)

Robert McIntosh (Vrazon)

Robert McIntosh and Caroline Henry

Tie Rack may be closing but they are still colourful in Stevenage!

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