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

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Looking back@2014 – farewell to those we have lost

Michael Cox@2011 EWBC, Brescia
Born 1951 died 27th February 2014
Director of Wines of Chile UK

 April 10th: Michael Cox's memorial service in Southwark Cathedral
(above and below)

Charles Metcalfe and Oz Clarke

David Cox, Michael's twin brother, speaking at 
reception at Vinopolis after the service

Lynne Whitaker, Michael's wife, speaking at 
reception at Vinopolis after the service

Yvonne May, Wine Australia’s UK/Europe Regional Director 
died on August 29th aged 53
Photo from 2013 Young Wine Writer of the Year (November 2013) 

Yvonne May, Steven Spurrier (president of CWW) and Hugh Jones (2013 YWWA)


Pierre Caslot  (Domaine de la Chevalerie, Bourgueil)
died on 25th October aged 62
Photo taken in mid-June 2014
The Caslot family with their binettes
Pierre, Stéphanie and Emmanuel


Mike Roberts, founder of Ridgeview Wine Estate (Sussex, England)
Born 1943 died 14th November  aged 71.


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