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, 1 January 2016

From 2015 into 2016 @Newtonmore

 A bright start to 2016

 Gathering at the Glen Hotel before the start of the 
parade @23.30 31st December 2015

 Piper Scott Duncan setting off from The Glen Hotel 

 Main Street, Newtonmore – another group starts at 
the western end and meet in the middle 
before heading out to the Golf Course
for the countdown to midnight 
 Marching down Main Street

The two pipers – Scott Duncan and Alex Maclean – meeting in the middle

Piper Alex Maclean

Tent on the Golf Course with tots of Stags' Breath 
– a whisky liqueur made in Newtonmore –
plus shortbread  

 Pipers heading out to the Golf Course 

Davy Holt guitarist and singer taking over from the pipers

Davy Holt 

 Laurie Skudos looking worried

 Laurie counting down the seconds to 2016....

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