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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

Saturday, 18 February 2017

2017 – Two fine meals: La Route du Sel (Le Thoureil) + Vincent le Cuisinier (Ingrandes de Touraine)

 The Zéro version of Bouvet's Cuvée Tresor 
– blend of Chenin and Chardonnay: very good the Zéro dosage works well 
Made a good apéro

This is a post celebrating two excellent lunches: the first on Friday 10th February at La Route du Sel (Le Thoureil) and then on Tuesday 14th at Vincent le Cuisinier (Ingrandes de Touraine).   

La Route du Sel (Le Thoureil)
We had lunch with Juliette and Patrice Monmousseau of Bouvet Ladubay. Juliette's sister Marie is the owner and chef here.  

 Crab salad 
 One of the day's specials – langoustine à la plancha – delicious!



Two small taster puddings – 
chocolate above and cherry below

2014 Turonien, Alexandre Monmousseau, Vouvray
from Juliette's and Marie's cousin 
enjoyed with the crab and langoustine

Bouvet Trésor Rosé 
served with the dessert but really 
much better on its own 

Vincent le Cuisinier

Mise en bouche 
Very good wine list both of Loires and wines outside the fabled valley
2009 Chablis Premier Cru, Vaillons, Dauvissat – just lovely 

Vincent's version of ouef en meurette

The chef's paté
Tête et langue de veau

Generous cheeseboard for two

Olivia's dessert

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