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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

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Birthday meal@Three Chimneys on Skye

I enjoyed an excellent birthday meal last week@The Three Chimneys on Skye.

 View from the restaurant to the west of Dunvegan

Our three course menu with two wee tastes extra included

 Very decent sherry selection – we chose the 
Faraon Oloroso from Hildalgo

 Wee taste: pickled herring

 2012 Abadia Albarino

After our glass of Oloroso we went for halves. Firstly the 2012 Abadia Albarino, which was a very good match with the seafood platter. Initially I had chosen the 2013 Pouilly Fumé from Jonathan Pabiot but a discerning customer had drunk the last bottle at lunchtime. 

 Best dish of the evening: seafood platter including 
brilliant oysters, mussels and a crab salad

 Après moi – le débris!

 My grouse

 Carole's salmon with squid

A half of 2013 Crasto (Douro) – served slightly too warm with the main course. Better when we got some ice and water to chill it down a tad.

Curiously the only Loire red listed is a Gamay from Domaine Levin. Does the Three Chimneys really think this is the best the Loire can offer?

Second wee taste – a pre-dessert

 My chocolate dessert - nice to see it served on an Edinbane pottery plate

 ... partially demolished

 Warm marmalade pudding with Drambuie custard

I finished with a glass of 30 Year Old Pedro Ximenez from Dandelion Vineyards in the Barossa. 

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