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

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Not a great start to 2018....

Unfortunately I slid on black ice this morning and damaged my knee. This led to a visit to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness transported in an ambulance. After a couple of hours wait I was x-rayed and then allowed back to Newtonmore. However, I will be back at the hospital for surgery to repair the damage. 

The ambulance and Raigmore Hospital staff were fantastic – what a great institution the NHS is! 

Hope that normal service will be resumed as soon as possible. 


graham kent said...


I'm sorry to see that. Let me be the first of your 'followers' (or whatever is the term for blog readers) to wish you a speedy recovery,


Jim Budd said...

Many thanks Graham. Very kind of you. Have been meaning to reply to your message about the RSJ.indeed sad to see an institution for Loire wines to come to an end. Best wishes Jim

Bob Rossi said...

Best wishes for a speedy recovery. As to this:
"The ambulance and Raigmore Hospital staff were fantastic – what a great institution the NHS is!"
Too bad the Trumpistas here in America don't understand that. They're always using countries like the UK and Canada as examples of the bad results of "socialized medicine."

GaynorB said...

Oh no! Hope that the knee injury will heal quickly after surgery. A difficult start to the new year for you. The NHS is an excellent institution, full of dedicated, hard working professionals, but I can't help but think that with proper funding it would be even better!
Get well soon!