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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 March 2013

Real Wine Fair@Tobacco Dock

 Simon Woolf looking to identify an aroma...

The wine tasting area@Tobacco Dock

The good news is that the Real Wine Fair 2013 has escaped from last year's awful Hitlerian bunker in Holborn and found a really fine venue at Tobacco Dock. Light and airy with good conditions for tasting, Tobacco Dock looks to be an underused venue. The only bad news is that once again Transport for London has conspired to make access by public transport difficult. For, although the Docklands Light Railway was running today, making Shadwell just a short walk away, the London Overground was severely restricted. Trains were running only from New Cross Gate and Clapham Junction as far as Shadwell with replacement buses filling in the gaps. Under normal conditions the Tobacco Dock is a short walk from Shadwell and Wapping stations.

Looks like someone at Transport for London has had bad experiences with natural wine! Last May the Overground, which would have been ideal for RAW in Brick Lane, didn't run on the Sunday due to maintenance. 

The Real Wine Fair is open to the trade tomorrow from 10am to 6pm. 

     Roberson Pop Up Shop

Angelika Deutsch

Jérôme Lenoir (Chinon)

Hervé Villemade, Domaine du Moulin, Cheverny

Sébastien David, Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil  

Dog taster 
The adjacent food shop

 Selection of bread


 Crab slider – open sandwiches

 Jamón slicing

 An admirable notion!

 Tina Gellie, Decanter magazine

Another discreet shirt..

1 comment:

Helen said...

What an interesting fair and beautiful images! I wish I were there! Tobacco Dock rocks!