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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

Friday, 10 February 2017

2017 Salon des Vins de Loire – Sunday 5th February

 Pierre-Marie Luneau, Domaine Luneau-Papin, 
Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine

Chris 'Dr Loire' Kissack 
tasting Luneau's Muscadet 

Bertrand Minchin, Menetou-Salon and Valençay
Bertrand was particularly badly hit by frost in Menetou in 2016
making virtually no wine.
Was impressed by Bertrand's 2015 Fumet and 2015 Honorine 
– two Menetous from very different terroirs

Pierre-Henry Pellé, Domaine Pellé
Menetou-Salon and Sancerre

Anne Pellé, Domaine Pellé
Menetou-Salon and Sancerre
The Pellés were badly hit by 2016 frosts in Menetou-Salon

 Xavier Weisskopf – maker of very precise and fine Montlouis

Hardly surprising that both Carine and Stéphane Sérol 
(Domaine Sérol) are smiling – 2016 was a 
very good vintage in the Côte Roannaise 

Jean Teissedre, Domaine des Berioles
Saint-Pourçain (above and below). Jean is a talented 
young producer. I particularly 
liked the 2016 Tressalier  

Emmanuel Ogereau creating a silent 
and impressive revolution at Domaine Ogereau, 
Saint-Lambert-du-Lattay (Anjou)

Pascal Cailleau, Domaine de Sauveroy, also in Saint-Lambert-du-Lattay
When I first started coming to Anjou 
and the Salon des Vins de Loire Pascal 
had just taken over the family domaine. 
Pascal continues to be enthusiastic and making good wine 


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