Awards and citations:


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 investdrinks.org

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, 9 February 2014

Cork seats on the Lisbon Metro: are the Portuguese anticipating a cork slump?


Coming in from the airport to the centre of Lisbon this afternoon I got on a new Metro train with cork seats. Are the Portuguese looking to diversify away from cork stoppers anticipating a slump in the market? Although the cork seats were pretty, they were decidedly uncomfortable. I wouldn't want to travel far sitting on one! Transport Cork Authority?

2 comments:

Luc Charlier said...

To be honest, Jim, rumor has it you sometimes sit on a Lisbon chair on the banks of the river Lee !

Jim Budd said...

I'm afraid another unfounded rumour, Luc.