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

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

Friday, 2 January 2015

Fotos: Lookin' back @2014 (part 3)

July: trip with ABS Wine Agencies to Germany which included visiting Ernie Loosen's vineyards on the Mosel and to Helmut Dönnhoff on the Nahe.

 July: Barges on the Mosel 

Bridge to nowhere?
building the controversial bridge over Mosel

 The vineyards of Helmut Dönnhoff 

 River Nahe

Helmut Dönnhoff: a King of Riesling!

August: Syke
In August we took our now annual holiday in Scotland – this year Syke and John O'Groats.  

 The Cullins: two views 

Old Man of Storr

From Raasay towards 'mainland' Syke

John O'Groats Hotel

September: La Bourgueillothérapie

Eddy Oosterlinck - Bracke (Domaine de la Juchepie)
Just after he had bought my special shirt@auction in Bourgueil

September: Charity ride down the Loire to raise money for two cancer charities

At the start (a cold Mont Gerbier de Jonc) of my 1078 kilometre ride 
down the Loire from the source to the Atlantic  

Just to the west of Nevers: the Allier before it joins the Loire

La Baule: journey's end
(above and below)

CRM: my great and essential support team


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