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 investdrinks.org

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, 29 March 2017

off on an adventure: Day 17 – Jean-Pierre Chevallier

 Jean-Pierre Chevallier
Château de Villeneuve, Saumur-Champigny and Saumur



 As I suspect there will be limited time to post on Jim's Loire while we are away – there are posts prepared in advance that will feature pics of Loire producers and may be from elsewhere plus some recently enjoyed bottles.   

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Off on an adventure: Day 16 – Philippe Delesvaux

Philippe Delesvaux, Domaine Philippe Delesvaux, Anjou


As I suspect there will be limited time to post on Jim's Loire while we are away – there are posts prepared in advance that will feature pics of Loire producers and may be from elsewhere plus some recently enjoyed bottles.   

Monday, 27 March 2017

Off on an adventure: Day 15 – Benoît Roumet

Benoît Roumet, director of the 


 As I suspect there will be limited time to post on Jim's Loire while we are away – there are posts prepared in advance that will feature pics of Loire producers and may be from elsewhere plus some recently enjoyed bottles.