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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

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, 17 November 2012

#EWBC: Istanbul – some photos: 16th November

 Crossing the Bosphorus from Harem to Sirkeci 

Our flight from Tbilisi yesterday was in by around 6.30am but it was closer to 7.30am by the time we had collected luggage and got a taxi to get us into Istanbul. Initially traffic was light but close to the bridge across from the Asian side to the European it became gridlocked. Fortunately our taxi driver wisely suggested that we take the ferry across the Bosphorus, which we duly did with the added bonus of a ferry ride on a bright, sunny morning. There was plenty of ferry traffic but nothing like as congested as the road.   

 Gulls following the ferry

 Maiden's Tower (above and below)

Ferries and cruise ships (above and below)


View out to the Sea of Marmara
(above and below)

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