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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

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Dão trip: photos from yesterday morning


Yesterday was a lovely early winter day in the Dão. Quite cold and misty early in the morning – the region is quite high. Soon after 10am much of the mist cleared, although leaving a few pockets in the valleys, and giving way to some warm sunshine with a beautiful soft light. The rest of the group went to visit an artisanal cheese factory while I stayed outside and took some photos. Many of these photos were taken of a field that reflected typical polyculture – olive trees, vines and orange trees all together.

Although not well known internationally, especially compared to Italy and Spain, Portugal does produce some very good olive oil.

Old trunk and green shoot
Once a bunch of grapes

Not really the best type of rot

Olives and vines

Vines and stone posts

Orange tree, vines and olives

Shady, secluded bower

The photographer as shadow


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very nice pics there Jim.
Wishing you and the family a very happy Xmas.

Bob Alberta