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

Thursday, 29 October 2009

European Wine Bloggers Conference: Lisbon

28 October 2009

Flew into Lisbon around 7pm last night on Queasyjet. Weather mild –up into the 20s. Met up at Rato with Per Karlsson, who is a very good wine photographer and who has also arrived early for the conference. Went to the Chafariz do Vinho where we had a bottle of Luis Pato's surprisingly rich white 2008 Vinha Velhas, which is a blend of Bical, Cerceal and Sercialinho grapes, with 50% fermented in stainless steel and 50% in second year chestnut casks for four months.

This morning it's misty and we will be off to Cortes de Cima catching a train from Lisbon to Cuba out in the Alentejo.

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