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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

Monday, 17 October 2016

2016 Loire: photos from Sancerre today celebrating a memorable vintage

Machine harvesting at Henry Natter (Montigny)
He used to harvest by hand but found it impossible to get pickers

 Henry Natter 
 2016 Sauvignon Blanc – Henry Natter

 Sancerre in late afternoon sunlight 

Towards Verdigny and Sury-en-Vaux from Sancerre 

Looking southward from Sancerre 
towards Pouilly and Saint-Andelain
 Looking southward from Sancerre 
towards Pouilly
(above and below)

Autumnal colours
Jean-Yves Delaporte at the sorting table  
Jean-Yves Delaporte's mother (left) mother-in-law (right)
 One of the Bulgarian pickers keen to take 
photos of the wine-making process 

Matthieu, Jean-Yves and Natalie Delaporte 
Domaine Vincent Delaporte
Vincent Matthieu's grandfather died a few months ago
This is the first harvest without him 

Pinot Noir tumbling onto the sorting table 

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