Nam – Calpe

Post-Brexit wine woes?

I’m writing this on the 1st February, 2020, the day that the UK cut loose from the European Community, to sail a different, as...

Christmas festive fizz – and some!

Claire and I are fully paid up members of the pressure group, ‘Keep Christmas in December’! I don’t know about you, of course, but...

Denominación de Origen Jumilla

Whenever the year 1966 is mentioned, it always makes me think of one thing – The Football World Cup. England won it, if you...

Denominación de Origen Cangas

One of the best things about the recent Barcelona Wine Week (BWW) that I attended recently, was the opportunity to visit the stands of...

Sparkling wine

When I first wrote about this winery, nearly four years ago, I titled it Cavas Llopart. My guess is that many readers will know...

Happy New Year to you!

Thank you for reading me during 2019, and I hope you’ll continue so doing in 2020, the rest of the new decade, and maybe...

English wine – Another visit to Dorset

Twenty-two years ago (this week, actually) when I left the UK for a new life in Spain I certainly didn’t expect to be returning,...

Holiday highlights!

Yes, Darling, THE highlight of the Christmas, New Year and Three Kings Holidays was, of course, being with you and the family – goes...

Figure Libre – Freestyle wines

On occasion the atmosphere in our Methodist (yep, that’s the one that generally ‘bans’ alcohol!) house when I was growing up was a touch...

The monovarietals of La Mancha

Agreed – it’s not a word in common use, except amongst the anorak-clad personnel of the wine world, like myself (although I actually eschew...

Gramona’s long aged sparkling wines

One of the great things about Spanish wines is that there is almost always an interesting story - behind a particular wine, or portfolio...

Tractor wines

Any readers who have student grandchildren (great grandchildren?!) studying Social Science and the like, who are stuck re their PhD Thesis? Well, I may...

Wines for Christmas Day 2019

I always like to start Christmas Day with some fizz! Here in Spain, these days, we have a multitude of sparkling wines from which...

The culture of wine and its impact on the youth of...

There was no alcohol in our house when I was growing up on the Wirral (that peninsular between Liverpool and North Wales bordered by...

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