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

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

IWC Personality of the Year Award 2012 + 'this blogger' jacket

 IWC (International Wine Challenge) Personality of the Year Award 2012 

'This blogger' flanked by Tim Atkin MW and Mick Hucknall

I was shocked and humbled when back in July I was emailed by Chris Ashton of the IWC and told that the co-chairmen of the International Wine Challenge had chosen me as their IWC Personality of the Year 2012. I'm very proud to have been chosen by my peers and people I greatly respect – Tim Atkin MW, Oz Clarke, Sam Harrop MW, Charles Metcalfe, Peter McCombie MW and Derek Smedley MW. I was presented with the award by Mick Hucknall of Simply Red at the IWC Awards Dinner.   

'this blogger' formal jacket attire

Naturally this black tie Awards Dinner demanded suitable attire. Accordingly a black jacket was purchased in a charity shop in Edinburgh for £6 and we found an embroidery business in rural Nairnshire – embroidery designs who duly added 'this blogger' in gold lettering for £8. We dropped the jacket off on our way to Orkney and picked it up on our way back. 

Why 'this blogger'? See here. May have to consider launching a range of bespoke formalwear under the 'RP100™' brand!        

embroidery designs: Nairnshire 

The shirt (photo CRM)


winey brett said...

Many congratulations, Jim, and so well deserved!
Next - best embroidered jacket and loudest shirt award?

Jim's Loire said...

Brett. Many thanks.

'Next - best embroidered jacket and loudest shirt award?'

That would be the pinnacle!


Luc Charlier said...

Congratulations, Jim, and one suggestion : why don’t you use your whiskers as raw material for the embroidering work, rather than gold cotton thread ? It would be an added value.

Anonymous said...

Great Jim, you deserve it. Keep it coming!


Aynard said...

bravo felicitation tu es trop fost JIm.... ca va difficile de te serez la main...

Aynard said...

la classe

Tom said...

Congratulations Jim - I never realised until after the event what the jacket was for; glad to see Edinburgh Charity shops can play their part in such prestigious events!
You certainly kept than one quiet ... but made up for it with the SHIRT
Well done Sir!


Jim's Loire said...

Aynard – jamais trop difficile! Jim A bientôt! Jim

Jim's Loire said...

Many thanks Tom and Bob. Jim

Jim's Loire said...

Luc. Thank you an interesting idea but the whiskers are much more valuable than the gold thread. Jim

Anonymous said...

Well done, love the jacket

Anonymous said...

Well done, love the jacket

Rod Smith said...

Félicitations Jim!

Jim's Loire said...

Merci Rod! Jim