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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...

Costa News Top Ten Spanish wines 2019!

So, without further ado, here, in reverse order, are my Top Ten wines of the year! 10. Rós, Rosé wine from Bodegas Tandem (in collaboration...

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...

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 Spanish Palate

La Guía Peñin is Spain’s most comprehensive Spanish Wine guide. I’ve been invited to some of their tastings in Madrid and I’m on their...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Wine tasting in Mallorca!

A short break in Mallorca, she said. Yeah, great idea, I reply, reaching covertly for the wine guide! You see, a wine person is never...

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 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...

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...

The ‘Cork Talk’ wine year

Regular readers on the Costas of Spain where the print editions are available, plus those in the rest of this wonderful wine country who...

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