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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...

Five go judging!

We decided to pass, on Enid Blyton’s ‘lashings of ginger beer’, the Famous Five this time reconvening to judge the annual 50 Great Sparkling...

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...

Strawberry Fields

‘Let me take you down, ‘cos I’m going to, Strawberry Fields,’ yes, you got it straight away, the Beatles, and, as a ‘Plastic Scouser’...

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...

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...

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...

Shout out for local producers

I’ve recently been tweeting and posting (as well as a Cork Talk a couple of weeks ago) about how it would be good if...

Maison Ventenac

Well, after 23 years writing mostly about Spanish wine, I have to admit that it was a total, though most welcome surprise to be...

Lamenting the paucity of half bottles

I’m deliberately only writing about one wine this week, which is quite unusual for Cork Talk, as regular readers will know. The wine concerned...

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 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...

Swedish wine tasting

The Series! In September and October I’ll be presenting a series of wine tastings for small groups of Swedish people who are visiting Spain, combing...

In praise of wine bars

It was 1974. We were well into the second year of our PE Teacher training course at Chester Uni. The college bar was doing...

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