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




Tuesday, 1 April 2014

The Real Wine Fair, London: Sunday 13th and Monday 14th April@Tobacco Dock





Promotional message from Sir Douglas Wregg and his assistants:

'2 WEEKS TO GO!
SO MANY REASONS TO COME TO THE REAL WINE FAIR
Try a wine made from a blend of 400 grape varieties

Meet a former punk musician turned winemaker

Taste a wine made from a wild vineyard in Chile

Discover a wine made from a vineyard that has been going for 1,100 years

Learn about “The New Australia”

Encounter a wine made from the obscure Ribeyrenc Noir – but don’t tell Parker!

Get your nose into a glass of champagne made from 100 year old Pinot Blanc Vrai vines

Make first contact with a wine made from an organic vineyard in London

Marvel at a terrific Pinot Noir from a biodynamic vineyard next to the Atlantic

Be surprised by a Margaret River Semillon with a touch of flor

Finish with a tomato liqueur made with one hundred tomatoes

Sample over 70 wines made in amphora, tinajas & qvevri

Eat some fantastic street food prepared by top London restaurants

Experience Georgian hospitality with a traditional supra*

BUY TICKETS IN ADVANCE FOR THE FAIR AND SAVE £5

*BOOK TICKETS NOW FOR THE GEORGIAN SUPRA*


Sir Douglas Wregg


5 comments:

Luc Charlier said...

Tell us, Jim, apart from all that, will there also be a "normal" wine?
What is interesting - at first sight of course - the oddity or the taste of things?

Wink Lorch said...

And here is a promotional message from me too....
Doug has kindly invited me to sell/sign the Jura Wine book at the Real Wine Fair. There will be a 10% promo discount there too.
And he has arranged some seminars including one by me on the trade day Monday afternoon. See http://therealwinefair.com/seminars-masterclasses/

Jim Budd said...

Luc. Having attended previous editions There will be good and very drinkable wines to taste.

LucCharlier said...

Jim, you know me, never short of a little bit of provocation. I don't doubt any second there will PLENTY of good wines. I for one, stopped thinking a long time ago that "odd" wines were no good. Only, the announcement focuses on the "deviant" side of the exhibits in the first place. This is my main concern : being different, rather than outstanding, becomes the teasing, the point of appeal.

Jim Budd said...

Different - comme toi...!