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Furmint

We arrived by car, but Badacsony, Hungary, can be reached by train and by ferry, from various other small ‘ports’ nestled on the attractive...

Spanish sparkling wine from Cataluña – but we ain’t talking Cava!

Regular readers (thank you, you are much appreciated!) will know of my penchant for, and great interest in, the Sparkling Wines of Spain. Over...

Corpinnat wines – How do they stand up?

This is really part two of a series with an indefinite end! Readers may remember my brief discourse on DO Cava, the bodegas that...

The girl from Cuenca

Readers may remember my recent discourse on Bobal, the red wine grape variety indigenous to the Valencia region, (if not it’s here www.colinharknessonwine.com/articles/), and...

Feeding the five thousand

Perhaps I was the only one wondering what magic would be afoot when the Show Chef brought out a solitary Magret de Pato and...

Craft beers in Benissa

When I first started teaching, September 1975, I hit it off immediately with my boss, Head of PE, Arthur Roberts, now, sadly no longer...

Cava de Paraje Calificado – An update

It's something of an on-going saga, I know, but judging by the postbag I receive from avid readers (come on, I'm a journalist, exaggeration...

Wine pairing dinner

There’s a recommended order in which wines should be tasted – i.e. White through to Red; Dry to Sweet; and Young to Old. It’s...

A little bird told me!

A wren, as a matter of fact! The rather cute emblem of Bodegas Paso-Primero which features on their labels giving a visual clue as...

Denominación de Origen Almansa

In the Ayuntamiento, Town Hall, of Almansa there’s an impressive tiled mural depicting the battle that occurred near the town in 1707 during the...

Denominación de Origen Somontano

Personally, I’ve not tasted a below par wine from DO Somontano. So, when I was able to secure a place at the recent Masterclass,...

Going Dutch

I haven’t checked, I admit, but I’m pretty sure that my Private Wine Tastings, held in the comfort of clients’ own homes, aren’t listed...

Tim Ladd – An Obituary

I’m writing this Cork Talk on the night before I’m taking a flight to Southampton to join a Fred Olsen cruise, where I’ll be...

The Rosado report

As I’ve said before, personally I don’t consider rosé wine to be a seasonal drink. For me, its often delicate nature, its tantalising perfume,...

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