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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 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




Tuesday, 1 May 2012

No big Deal

The Kings Head with rooms 


Spending a couple of nights at Deal – yes it is that time of year again: the annual get-together of friends who met in the 60s at Manchester University. Every year for the last 22 we have met up at a seaside resort in England or Wales. There is one crucial criterion – the resort has to have a pier. Our party of 11 is split between The Kings Head and the Channel View Guest House. Both are owned by the same proprietors who are very friendly and welcoming.
 The Kings Head sign 

The Kings Head detail




View from the room


2 comments:

Frank said...

Why the pier?

Jim Budd said...

Because we feel that a pier is an essential part of a seaside resort.