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What have the Romans ever done for us?

You’ll remember the classic Monty Pythons sketch, I’m sure, though you might not have realised at the time that there is an oblique reference...

English sparkling wine from Langham Wine Estate

The roses planted at the end of each carefully manicured, pristine row of trellised vines may well have been there to keep the plough...

Two sides to a story!

  This is Part Two of an article started last week, entitled ‘Land Grab’. It is archived here www.colinharknessonwine.com click Articles. Señor Fernando Mora MW (http://bodegasfrontonio.com/en/the-team/)...

Land grab!

I’m writing this on the final day of the debate in the Catalan Parliament that will determine if the autonomous regional government goes ahead...

Boxing clever

Remember Watneys Part Sevens? The bitter inside was, to be fair, drinkable – that’s if there was ever any left after ‘opening’ the can!...

Closure and a new era for cava

Yes, a touch oxymoronic, I agree, but sit back, cava glass (no more than two thirds full) in hand and please read on –...

Musical dinner with paired wines

Spain has an official population of just under 46.5 million people and an annual Yecla production of just over 6.5 million litres, only 5%...

Five go judging!

We decided to pass, on Enid Blyton’s ‘lashings of ginger beer’, the Famous Five this time reconvening to judge the annual 50 Great Sparkling...

Is Champagne losing its sparkle?

Or is it that Cava is now of such exceptional quality that it’s leaving its illustrious neighbour floundering in its wake, its head just...

Wines from Castilla

The tripling of the number of Spanish Masters of Wine in one fell swoop recently is a further indication of the Spanish Wine World’s...

Who’d be a wine-maker?

Two years ago, I visited the nascent vineyard of Jody and John, respectively from California and Wirral, UK. Jody is a world-renowned expert (www.limoce.com) on...

There’s nothing rusty about the cava making at Rovellats!

The name "Rovellats" dates back to the 10th century, to an adjective in Latin, robiculu (in English "rust"), probably as a result of the...

What’s not to like about sherry?

Known as 'Sack' in Shakespeare's time and, for reasons of balance (Shakespeare wasn't the only great writer of his time, and you know that...

English Sparkling Wine – The Jávea connection!

Jávea, that three-part harmony of a town, on the Costa Blanca, which nestles between the, historically, more famous, Denia, and the ever more chic,...

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