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1997: Le Prix du Champagne Lanson Noble Cuvée Award for investigations into Champagne for the Millennium investment scams

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2012: Born Digital Wine Awards: No Pay No Jay – best investigative wine story

2012: International Wine Challenge – Personality of the Year Award

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Plenty of distractions@Corney & Barrow tasting @Altitude 360

Looking down on the Houses of Parliament 

Today was the first time I had been to Altitude 360 at the top of the Millbank Tower. Initially the remarkable views across London from this eyrie provided unfair competition to the wines on show at the Corney & Barrow tasting. Later on when the increasingly occasional rays of sunshine gave way to grey skies I was able to concentrate on the wines.  

A shaft of sunlight on the London Wheel,
 the Shell Building and County Hall
(above and below)

Towards the City of London with Saint Paul's Cathedral
partially obscured by cranes 

An unusal perspective – Millbank to Canary Wharf (in distance) 
via the Elephant & Castle - the two Towers to the right middle ground

Closer view of the Elephant towers – the completed Strata is to the right

The Gherkin, various Toast Racks and the Shard 
Big changes since this was Tony Benn's fiefdom in the 1960s!

Wiston Estate English sparkling wine (looking up the Thames): 
this is the very good, vibrant, razor sharp 2010  – 33% Chardonnay, 45% Pinot Noir, 
22% Pinot Meunier with just 4 gms dosage
Lees convinced by the label – more appropriate for bottled water

Empty boxes of Corney's house wine ....

C & B have a policy of destroying empty boxes
 to ensure that OWC (original wooden cases) means exactly that!


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