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




Friday, 25 November 2011

In Trentino for 'Bollicine su Trento':



Grand Hotel, Trento – a blaze of Christmas trees
In Trentino for few days for the Bollicine su Trento, which is a festival of sparkling Trentodoc. Follows on rather nicely from Franciacorta at the European Wine Bloggers' Conference in Brescia and then the sortie of Les 5 du Vin to Champagne. 


Piazza Duomo (above and below)

Duomo

Grand Hotel and obligatory stretched limo

The lemony 2007 Altemasi – our first Trentodoc of the trip

There are now 37 sparkling wine companies involved in Trentodoc.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jim,

it's a tough life - all this travelling to lovely location to taste (indeed often drink) wine; I am sure all you rother readers will join with me in saluting your dedication,

Graham

Jim Budd said...

Graham. Very kind of you.I'm prepared to continue to make the necessary sacrifices.