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, 15 May 2015

On Our Bus – The Benevolent@The London Wine Fair

Details from The Benevolent:

'Originally used as a 29-seat passenger bus in Liverpool in the Swinging Sixties, The Benevolent Bus is now restored and converted to form a highly individual and charismatic meeting or hospitality space, ideal for business meetings, formal tastings or brand presentations. The interior has a meeting table seating 10 to 12 people which makes use of the original bench seating.

The Benevolent, the UK drink’s industry trade charity, will park the bus on Stand U54 at The LWF at Olympia. Visitors and exhibitors are invited to stop and chat about the charity’s ‘Here to Help’ campaign, as well as secure space for private meetings or tastings in return for a donation to the charity.'

It is really important for people in the UK wine trade to support The Benevolent as it can provide invaluable support elderly or ill members of the trade. Witness the very sad sorry of Richard Neill cruelly afflicted with Motor Neurone Disease in the prime of his life where The Benevolent has been able to provide substantial support. Details here.  


Details of the Benevolent's Pink Flamingo party 20th May 2015 on the Kensington Roof Gardens:

Tickets are priced at £60 per person and include everything guests will need to have a fantastic evening including a sumptuous BBQ, a premium selection of wines, beers and spirits and roving entertainers to delight and amuse. A limited number of VIP tickets will also be available at a cost of £75 per person and these will provide a variety of additional benefits including fast track VIP entry to the Roof Gardens, a glass of Champagne on arrival, a complimentary ticket for the Raffle and fast track queue for the BBQ.

In addition to enjoying delicious food and drink served within the picturesque three themed gardens above the London skyline, guests will also be able to vote for their choice of the ‘Best Dressed Male and Female’. Both winners will receive a special prize for their original and flamboyant interpretation of the ‘Pink Theme’ dress code so all attendees are invited to dress to impress. Guests will then be invited to dance the night away until the early hours accompanied by the Roof Gardens’ highly sought after resident DJ.

Guests are reminded that tickets must be bought in advance and will be unavailable for sale on the door.

All proceeds from the event will go directly towards helping vulnerable members of the trade who are suffering from serious illness, disability, financial hardship or experiencing a personal or family emergency.


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