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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 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,...

South African Burgundy

Yes, I know! Before you report me to the French Wine Police who are particularly active re Champagne, but also protective of other great...

Grandes Pagos de España

I’m not sure of the year, nor, for certain, the location (Alimentaria, I think, but it could have been Fenavin?) but these are simply...

Swedish wine tasting season opens in Jávea!

I’m delighted to say that my services have been retained for another year of wine tasting events with Milagro Javea, a Swedish owned company...

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...

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...

What have the Romans ever done for us?

Well, although the link is at best rather tenuous, indirectly, at least, they have brought us the wines of Bodega Las Calzados – and...

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...

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 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...

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...

In support of Albariño

If, like myself, you love the wonderful fruit driven white wines of DO Rías Baixas, Galicia, North West Spain, you may be asking, ‘Does...

III Mostra Internacional de vins singulars i de poble

Part One Yep, it’s a mouth full, I know – and in Valenciano too, but I think it wholly appropriate that we keep it like...

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