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




Saturday, 13 February 2016

#winelovers 4th annual celebration @Jerez: photos of #winelovers




"He says serve our wines warm to #winelovers 
so they can see their complexities, I say serve them cold!" 

 Famous Mosel producer Jan Matthias Klein with Gutierrez Colosia


Carmen 



 Sinisa Curavic



Christian

Elena Roper 

Anne Naumanen


by Ricardo


 Valeska


Valeska and 









Julie











 




#winelovers #sherrylovers #Osborne – variation on an iconic image....



+ signed #winelovers cask



Friday, 12 February 2016

#winelovers in Jerez: Day 2 – Barbadillo and Delgado Zuleta, Sanlucar de Barrameda

 Sanlucar de Barrameda and the sea's influence on Manzanilla  


Yesterday we had another great day very well organised by Valeska and Fernando of Paladar y Tomar. Two visits in Sanlucar de Barrameda to learn about Manzanilla and why it is different to the wines from Jerez. Our first visit was to Barbadillo, whose range I partly knew already especially Solear, and then later we went to Degado Zuleta, a completely new bodega to me but with some very impressive wines offering fantastic value. 

 
Barbadillo and its leading fino brand 




Montse Molina: 
 the first female winemaker in the Jerez region  





Ricardo, his plate trick and and matching fire extinguisher

Amando Guerra, director division alta enologia





Delgado Zuleta



Emma

 Salvador Real – Delgado Zuleta's winemaker