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

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Bonjour Monsieur ou Madame Spider!

Spider and its web in morning light

Close up on Spider and its web (above and below) 

 Hairs on its legs


Jim's Loire said...

A leading US wine critic tells me its Monsieur:

'It's a Monsieur Spider. I know him. His name is Jim Bugg.'

Anonymous said...


if I can be boringly humourless I think it is only the female of the genus (as I am afraid I cannot identify the species of spider - even from your magnificant photos -though anyone skilled in knowledge of achranids presumably could), not the male that spins webs,


Jim's Loire said...

Graham. Many thanks for this. Delighted to stand before your superior knowledge. Jim