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2012: International Wine Challenge – Personality of the Year Award

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Around London: 8th and 9th January 2013

Justerini & Brooks@61 St James's

Tuesday 8th January 2013: heading towards the Institute of Directors for the Chablis Grand Cru and Charles Hawkins' tastings from the Green Park tube takes you down St James's and a chance to take a few pics of Justerini & Brooks and Berry Bros & Rudd. J & B being part of drinks giant Diageo and Berrys, which is still family owned but which has expanded greatly over the last 20 years or so with a considerable trail of acquisitions including Fields, Morris & Verdin and Richards Walford.    

Berry Bros & Rudd: flag above the shop@No3 St James's

BBR: shop window 

 BBR – shop detail

 Suspended gilded emblem@BBR

Wednesday 9th January 2013: a quartet of photos taken during and after the Corney & Barrow Burgundy tasting in the Tower of London.  

 Late afternoon sunlight hitting a building by London Bridge 

Light on Cannon Street and beyond

A tree bound Shard 

 The Shard from the north bank of the Thames by the Tower

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