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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

Sunday, 17 February 2013

#winelover – a Todi morning

Fabien Lainé – showing the two essential pieces of equipment 
for a successful sommelier – a good nose and a hard hat to withstand criticism!

We started yesterday's visit to part of Umbria with a guided visit to Todi. Here are some photos from the visit.

The Duomo on outskirts of old Todi

Duomo: wooden statue of Pope Martin I, who came from near here

Griffin on side of Duomo

Thirsty stone #winelover on front of cathedral

View from bell tower to Duomo and beyond (above and below)


View in Todi 

A frieze
Way into old Todi 

Teatro Comunale 

Another town view

Church of S. Fortunato 

Fra Jacopone in front of the church

Detail on grapes on church

 Bell@top of the tower

Views from the bell tower (above and below)

Final fish view of town and duomo

Roman cistern under the Piazza

The Piazza (above and below)

 LA in the Piazza

View back towards old town with many chimneys operating


Sharon said...

Yes, amazing photos do tell an amazing story. Thanks, Sharon

Fabien Lainé said...

Great pictures once again Jim ! Thanks for the sharing ! :D

Fabien Lainé said...

Thanks again for the great pictures and good Italy feeling ! Cheers :D

Jim Budd said...

Many thanks Sharon and Fabien.