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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, 24 August 2014

Staying@Edinbane, Skye

The view northwestwards from Edinbane 

 Shorefield House: excellent B&B run by Hilary and Peter Prall

We spent three nights in Edinbane up on the north coast of Syke between Portree and Dunvegan and stayed at the very comfortable and well appointed Shorefield House B&B. Generous and delicious breakfast. Certainly highly recommended. 

The Lodge: bar, restaurant and hotel

The first night we ate at The Lodge, one of two eating places in Edinbane. Given that the owner is in Paisley with a lung condition, it is probably best to draw a veil over the meal here. However, there really is no excuse for overcooked and reheated mussels. Unsurprisingly there were few people eating at The Lodge.

 Edinbane Inn (above and below)

Edinbane's other eating place is the Edinbane Inn – the contrast with The Lodge could not be starker. The Inn is very professionally run serving good food and is deservedly very popular.

 Crab ravioli

 Delicious local slow cooked pork

On Wednesday and Sunday there is live music at the Edinbane Inn and we were lucky enough to be there when Peter Morrison of the Peat Bog Faeries was sitting in. His finger technique on the various pipes he played was fabulous. 

The trio (photo CRM)

Peter Morrison (photo CRM)

Edinbane Pottery – the most famous business in the village

The Edinbane Shop – no more 

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