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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, 5 August 2015

#2015 Les Grandes Tablées de Saumur-Champigny – Fontevraud Abbey – preparations for Les Tablées

 Work starting early morning to set up Les Tablées

Today we had a very informative visit to Fontevraud Abbey followed by lunch outside with the volunteers helping to put Les Grandes Tablées together.

 Entrance to Fontevraud Abbey

 Was this exotically shaped building the abbey's kitchens?

Eleanor of Aquitaine: essential reading! 

 List of jobs for Les Grandes Tablées – Wednesday 5th August 

 Répas al fresco for the GT volunteers

The famous crumble – a nod to the British 

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