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The ten best Spanish wines tasted in 2016

Always a difficult article, this, the more so as time goes on and the quality of Spanish wine continues to increase. I'm not sure...

Your Christmas Day wines here!

I always enjoy writing ‘Cork Talk’. Imparting (hopefully?) some of my passion for Spanish wine, as well as (maybe?) informing, and (perhaps?) to an...

Recommended wine-related Christmas presents

Come November, the wine writer becomes rather busy! I'm not complaining, of course, just preparing you with this wine ripple before the wine-al wave...

Andalucía is not just about sherry!

I know – you think about Cádiz, and sherry automatically arrives in your brain's inbox. The port from which Columbus left to discover the...

The still before the fizz!

All cava producers start out as makers of still wine first. Short of buying in still wines made by another producer (a practice that...

Grower cavas

There's quite a lot of talk in wine circles at the moment about Grower Champagnes. These are Champagnes made usually by small (the current...

Spain’s dynamic wine world

Being as closely involved in the Spanish wine scene as I am, I receive a number of both solicited and unsolicited newsfeeds, almost on...

Variations on two themes

Theme No. 1 – philosophy Theme No. 2 – grape variety In a Cork Talk a couple of months ago, entitled Botas del Barro, and...

Studying Cava

Students of Cava will know that the eponymous two names above are seriously big hitters in the world of Spain's famous sparkling wines. For, approaching...

Itinerant winemakers

The vast majority of wine made in Spain is created by bodegas which either have their own vineyards or buy their gapes from trusted...

The pearl of Alicante

There is currently a move to try to have the Teulada and Benitachell municipalities declared as an official sub-zone of Denominación de Origen Alicante....

Partners in wine

I'm delighted to have welcomed a number of prestigious new sponsors to my website during the last few months. Each has an obvious link...

Spanish whites for an Indian summer

According to Wikipedia, ‘Indian summer is a period of unseasonably warm, dry weather that sometimes occurs in autumn in the Northern Hemisphere’. Well, here...

The green extreme

Last week's ‘Cork Talk’ introduced readers to the unusual concept of Natural Wines: what does it mean, etc. Also, I spotlighted one Spanish producer...

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