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Gone fishing!

Does it still count as plagiarism if it’s your own words you’re pilfering, and from a different medium? I ask because today’s Cork Talk title...

A Bobal revisited

When I first tasted PF 100% Bobal from Bodegas Juan Antonio Ponce in 2017 I decided to demote it to the penultimate wine in...

The British sweet tooth

A couple of interactions I’ve enjoyed over the last few weeks have been, firstly a Facebook comment about a certain wine – The Guvnor...

Sourcing classical international wines

When my UK wine friends and colleagues heard I was going to live in Spain 21 years ago they were delighted for me, of...

If not now then when!

Vinoteca solves the conservation conundrum I'm fortunate, I know. I receive wines from all over Spain each month, sent by bodegas hoping for a review...

Wines to die for!

“Our wines are a blend of the traditional and contemporary and genuinely reflect the outstanding characteristics of their unique and distinct personality.” I couldn’t have...

Misogyny in the wine sector

How are you? Me? Well, thanks for asking. Actually I’m feeling a little metaphorically battered and bruised to be honest. And, talking of being honest,...

Les verres de vin, en France!

I could hardly wish for a better location to write this week’s Cork Talk! I’m sitting on the banks of the River Vezere, in...

La Niña de Cuenca

It’s possible that you didn’t hear my recent Wine Show on Valley FM (you can catch it here https://soundcloud.com/user-789233062/valley-vibes-6-june-1200-1300) where I tasted and talked...

A beautifully bucolic bodega

Part two – The wines Like a number of wineries in Spain, Bodegas Vera de Estenas makes wine under the auspices of two different of...

Cheeky wines from Maison Ventenac

The antithesis of orthodoxy, Maison Ventenac prefers a nonconformist approach to wine making. Having tasted a few wines in their impressive portfolio I’m all...

Coming soon – Wine untouched by human hand

In October 2016, I wrote an article contrasting two vineyard philosophies – on the one hand, in a delightfully bucolic cameo, camels were being...

Return to La Rioja

I’ve lost count of the number of wine tastings I’ve presented in restaurants over the years! I’ve really enjoyed them and, judging by comments...

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...

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