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

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Netta – 93 years young @Fonab Castle, Pitlochry

Netta @93 years young

Special Macintyre day as Netta, Carole's mum celebrated her 93rd birthday with a special and excellent afternoon tea at Fonab Castle, Pitlochry

CRM and Netta


 Group – Netta, Ruaridh, Rowan and Susie

Susie and Rowan 
(above and below) 

 Rowan – 'young blue eyes'
Grandma Christine with Rowan


Sandeman Restaurant
James Payne, maître d' and sommelier 
at Fonab Castle with a bottle of 1982 Sandeman Vintage Port 

James Payne – Confrérie du Sabre d'Or

Wine storage @Fonab Castle  

 Original entrance to the castle
 – now a small reception room
(above and below)

.... with its selection of whisky

 View from Fonab Castle over the River Tummel


James Payne said...

Hello Jim - lovely to see you and Carole again today and catch up on a bit of wine chat...
Great photos, you all really seemed to enjoy a special moment together for Netta's 93rd...
Rgds James

James Payne said...

Hello Jim - lovely to see you & Carole at Fonab today and catch up on a bit of wine chat.
You all seemed to really enjoy a special moment for Netta's 93rd.
Rgds James

Jim Budd said...

Hi James. Was a very good surprise to see you. Netta had a lovely time and we all enjoyed ourselves. May well see you later this year.

Jim Budd said...

PS Some new photos added.