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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

Monday, 14 September 2009

Brett Jones raises prostate cancer awareness@Trafalgar Square

Brett Jones in full flow

Brett Jones, the wine maestro, spent an hour this evening atop the fourth plinth in London's Trafalgar Square raising awareness of the threat of prostate cancer conducting a wine tasting while highlighting mortality rates from the disease. Click here for the charity Prostate UK.

The Fourth Plinth

Arriving@the fourth plinth


Brett says: "Pants to prostate cancer"

Brett and his plinth

Brett talking and tasting

Brett's audience
Brett Jones smiles@the end of his performance

Brett exits left

Brett tasted the following five wines:

2007 Con Class, Rueda Sauvignon Blanc, Rueda, Spain

2008 Domaine Bruno Lupin, Roussette de Savoie Cru, France

2006 Wakefield, Promised Land Shiraz-Cabernet, Clare Valley, Australia

2008 Terra Organica, Zuccardi, Terra Organica Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina

2006 Ridgeview Cuvée Merret Grosvenor, Sussex, England

Previous report on Brett's proposed tasting on the plinth.


Wink Lorch said...

Thanks, Jim, for posting this and the previous post to highlight the event - the only wine tasting so far that's been held on the plinth, we believe.

A piece of related wine trivia: no glass is allowed on the plinth, so Brett decanted the five wines into plastic water bottles and tasted out of a plastic glass. Leftovers from those plastic water bottles were in my fridge and I've just re-tasted them. All seem to be in perfectly decent condition (mind you, that's after a day of tasting Argentinian wines).

Jim's Loire said...

Wink – Glad it went well and that Brett got good support.

winey brett said...

Thank you Jim for your blogs about the 4th Plinth and the photos.
As well as great support from the assembled audience in Trafalgar Square and on social media, the gold pants also gave me useful support...

Jim's Loire said...

Thanks Brett. I'm sure the gold pants will rapidly become a feature of the London tasting scene.

Vicky Wine said...

This gentleman is my hero !