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, 25 November 2010

FIJEV Tuscany trip: day one

 Detail of the Church of Santa Maria, Firenze

Ninth edition of the Selezione dei Vini Toscana 
We start today with a tasting this morning of this year's 85 winning wines that were selected in Siena by a jury between 19th and 22nd November. For the first time this included a journalist from FIJEV. We will have a further opportunity to taste the winners this afternoon before heading off into Chiantishire. First up will be a visit to John Matta's Castello Vicchiomaggio before heading to our hotel in Castellina in Chianti followed by a visit and dinner at Rocca delle Macie. 

View from the Hotel Roma, Firenze


1 comment:

Luc Charlier said...

Wonderful tympanon of Santa Maria you have immortalized, Jim.
It states (roughly) : Johannes ori cellarius Paulus Anno Santo MCCCCLXX.
I reckon it means: “In this holy year of 1470, John Paul (Jones) was given the title of wine-waiter, credits to his mouth.”
I’ve always known Led Zep had one more trick up their sleeves, but back to the quattrocento?