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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




Monday, 23 July 2012

2012 Tall Ships Race: Lisbon

21 July: Santa Apolónia, Lisbon

We wandered down to Santa Apolónia, along with half of Lisbon, to admire the tall ships that had amassed for the 2012 Tall Ships Race. Here are some images to capture the occasion.


Masts and crowds at Santa Apolónia, Lisbon. Spot this blogger!

One of the big four-masters - the Juan Sebastian de Elcano


All ready to receive guests for a private reception


Detail on the Juan Sebastion de Elcano

Prow of the Sagres (above and detail below)



Masts and fluttering flags in the last of the evening sun

22 July: Cais do Sodre, Lisbon

The next day we sat by Cais do Sodre watching the ships as they let their sails unfurl on their journey down the Tagus towards the Atlantic.



Some of the ships drifting down the Tagus (above and below)




All photos by CRM

2 comments:

Luc Charlier said...

Ahhh! Lovely. Beauties again.
That 4-masted thing is impressive.
Was the party on board a DSK event, Jim ?
Have you been one of the guests?

Jim Budd said...

Thanks Luc. No we were not guests and the photos are very good – taken by CRM.