Costa Blanca News – Coronavirus

Proving an old proverb wrong(ish)!

The old proverb - 'You can't teach and old dog new tricks.' The meaning - please read on! I'm writing this article the day after my...

Bodegas Tierra Hermosa re-visited

I first wrote about Harry Hunt, founder of Tierra Hermosa, towards the end of 2012, telling the fascinating story of his exit from the...

Cavas Vía de la Plata

Although the Vía de la Plata (‘silver route’), which runs through Extremadura taking pilgrims to Santiago de la Compostela, does eventually lead to the...

The Cork Talk wine year 2015

Regular readers (thank you so much, you are really appreciated!) will know that I was dreading last week's article. The Costa News Top Ten...

The still after the sparkle

Regular readers may remember a recent 'Cork Talk' about Cavas Via de la Plata (also, a different article appearing in the current edition of...

Spanish wine’s men/women/ institutions of the year

In another new, annual article (last week's Review of the Cork Talk Wine Events of the Year was the first) it's my intention here...

Christmas 2015 – the wines

Firstly, relax - at this time of year, if you can't find the following wines at your local wine shops, most Spanish wineries are...

Wine & tapas in Jávea

I remember sneaking out from Chester College bar one night with my good old pal, Dick. Not for us, this night, the PE student's...

DOP Bullas

Perhaps the burghers of Denominación de Origen Bullas saw the writing on the wall ten years ago - La Crisis, from which Spain is...

A cherry on the Telitec tasting tour trifle!

Actually, I'm not keen on trifle, so the title may be a little misleading. I'm referring to the old homily where the best is...

Vins del Comtat

By Colin Harkness I wonder if my fellow tasters noticed an apparent light-headed dizziness about me when I first set eyes on the new bottle...

There is no noun that cannot be verbed!

And I’m sure that Benitachell’s Ladies Who Charity, won’t mind my using them as an example! Yes, I was delighted to be asked to take...

The wine writers’ Holy Grail

A quick scan through Wikipedia tells the researcher that the origins of this mystical phrase (that’s ‘Holy Grail’, not ‘Wine Writer’ – though the...

The Moon Goddess

As we approach the 2020's the, once very conservative, Spanish wine scene is slowly being turned upside down - a reflection perhaps of the...

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Brexit passport rule changes

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