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Alicante old bus station wines!

Anybody who’d been away from Alicante for a few years would have been pleasantly surprised if they’d returned, perhaps looking for the number 48...

The Bobal triumvirate

I guess like many these days, I don’t just rely on one news feed. Whatever else one might say about President Trump, he certainly...

Phew, that’s a relief!

On the morning of the December 14, 2018, just before the Christmas, New Year and Three Kings that I hope all readers enjoyed, during...

Avincis Winery, Romania

I’m not sure if it was fake news, but I did read once that there are more Romanians here in Spain than there are...

Cava, chaos, Corpinnat and customer confusion

I take a different view to that expressed by the sentiment behind the title of the recent article, written by my learned friend, Miquel...

The best laid Cava plans…

I first tasted Bohigas Cava when it was recommended to me by my pals at Casa del Vino, Jávea, several years ago. I’ve been...

Surmounting perception barriers

The first time Phillip Cox CEO of the Romanian winery Cramele Recas (pronounced, I think, Cram-el-lay Rek-ash) came within my radar reach was when...

Spanish wine’s Movers & Shakers 2018

Why, oh why do I annually set myself these difficult tasks? Christmas Day Wines, the Cork Talk Top Ten, Recommended Christmas Presents, Cork Talk...

Wine under flor

Thinking about it now, all those years later, I find it quite unbelievable that I didn’t study Science at school! I’m the first to...

Meeting Merlot

In August 2011, whilst serving on my first Spanish Wine Judging Panel (Denominación de Origen Rías Baixas Cata/Concurso), I was fortunate to meet and...

Born out of love and passion

So, which literature would you say was most guilty of flattering to deceive? That of: Real Estate Agents; the backs of video cassettes; Banks;...

New kid on the block

Although, to my uneducated eye, the verdant valley that separates the sleepy villages of Llíber and Jalón in the Alicante province looks as if...

Wine related Christmas presents

If you look on the internet you’ll see many ‘Estuches de Navidad’ being sold by lots of bodegas in Spain. I’ve looked at several,...

The Top Ten!

Ok, I accept that there are other work related stresses worse than this, but, let me assure, choosing the Top Ten Spanish Wines tasted...

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