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

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Excellent meal @Auberge du Mail in Cormery for Martin's pre-80th lunch

 In the private room @the Auberge du Mail, Cormery

Last Sunday (31st May) our house group (Les Huîtres Pétillantes) held our annual lunch at the Auberge du Mail in Cormery. We were fortunate enough to have the private room – the same room where we held our first annual meal back in February 1998. This time we had a pre-celebration for Martin's 80th birthday which he will formally celebrate on 13th June. 

We all chose the Meni Mozart at 35€, which offered very good value. 

 Santé! Martin with a glass of sparkling Vouvray 

 Martin characteristically in full flow 

 2013 La Raie, Reuilly Claude Lafond
Classy Sauvignon Blanc from Reuilly


 2011 Le Vau Jaumier, Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil, Gérard Vallée 
Gérard's rich 2011 showing very well now but has potential to age further

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