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, 22 March 2014

Côtes de Forez: 4th day in Forez/Roannaise

Misty morning in the Côtes de Forez 

Photos from my fourth day in the Forez/Roannaise appellations spending the entire day in the Côtes de Forez.

 Le Rézinet: my comfortable and well-appointed chambre d'hôte 
in the commune of Marcilly le Châtel

 Hens in the vines without the need for 
high fencing unlike Bourgueil

Cock of the Gamay!

Terraces of Montaubourg (@600 metres) – a separate cuvée 
made by the Cave Coop

View from Montaubourg towards another extinct volcano

Cave Coop: Les Vignerons Foréziens 
Once virtually the only producer in the appellation
Now making 50%-60% of the appellation and VDP wines

Alain Patard: président of Les Vignerons Foréziens

Jacky Logel in his parcel of Pinot Gris@Montverdun

Maxime, Jacky Logel's nephew who 
will take over when Jacky retires 

 Verdier Logel: sign above their caveau

The Triumvirate: Jacky Logel, Odile Verdier and Maxime

Implement (inter-cep) for tilling the soil between the vines
@Domaine du Poyet (Jean-François Arnaud) 

Jean–François' very sporty tractor!

Jean–François Arnaud (Domaine du Poyet)

The steep slopes of La Madone (Gilles Bonnefoy) 
An old volcano

Jean-François Arnaud + Gilles Bonnefoy 
with Champdieu in background
The old centre of Campdieu with building still 
needing repair after the severe hailstorm

Display damaged and cracked by severe 
hailstorm on 6th August 2013

Jacky Logel: Pinot Gris still showing 
hail damage from 5th August 2012 

 Peacocks in the vines!


Luc Charlier said...

Stop kidding, Jim. We know your camera can do some "bracketing". Nice picture, by the way.
My best friend + brother + Christine gave me a N...N D7000 as birthday present last year. I consider it the most versatile DX around. Under- and overexposure are a thing of the past now, except when I'm so drunk I fail to put the settings right.

Jim's Loire said...

Thanks Luc. I have far too much respect for you to attempt to kid you. It was misty just that the two pics were taken at slightly different settings. Sante Jim