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1997: Le Prix du Champagne Lanson Noble Cuvée Award for investigations into Champagne for the Millennium investment scams

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2012: Born Digital Wine Awards: No Pay No Jay – best investigative wine story

2012: International Wine Challenge – Personality of the Year Award

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

#EWBC: Istanbul – photos around the city, esp The Grand Bazaar


Have had a quiet time in Istanbul chilling out after the rigours of the EWBC and the post-trip to Georgia. In part because, like some others on the trip, I have had a mildish version of Uncle Joe Stalin's revenge, so have been reluctant to venture too far from our hotel. But we have been out and about including a visit to the Grand Bazaar on Saturday. 

 Dried fruits 

Bought some teas here. See selection below

Grand Bazaar: one of the entrances

 Entrance to Bazaar in more detail (above and below)

 Movember in the Bazaar


 Inside the Bazaar

 Small man being playfully wrestled by stall holder
 Stall offering special 'Chilli for Moter in Law'

Aker Café near our Innova Hotel making brilliant bread (below)

1 comment:

Luc Charlier said...

Jim, Super-pictures – once again !
I posted on a similar topic this morning (à-manger/).
Just had: Vin de Voile (Plageoles’ answer to the Jerez versions) + a very interesting old carignan + .... aromatic herbs planted in the Tarn area.
Old Stalin’s doom is on me again (Léon !) .
Hope there aren’t too many typos,’cause te message’s there.
I recommend latest James Bond movie on the same issue.
What about spices for the mother-f.....r ? Maybe mandragora, ginseng, oysters will do the same.
Siesta due soon.