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Costa Blanca Wine Society and the ladies who fizz!

It’s quite a few years now, since I darkened the doors of the Costa Blanca Wine Society. My wine work: writing, broadcasting, judging, tourism,...

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...

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...

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...

Bittersweet

I’m not at all surprised that Celler Alimara, making their wines under the auspices of quality conscious DO Terra Alta, are starting to receive...

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...

Pilgrims’ progress – and the apostrophe is correct!

I’ll be very interested to see how these Peregrino (pilgrim, in Spanish!) wines progress over the next few years. I received from Bodegas Gordonzello,...

Jammy git!

If you knew my brother you’d guess this was going to be about him! He’s led a charmed life, has ‘our Al’, but no,...

Rosé wine is not seasonal

When it comes to rosé wine, I subscribe to the Elizabeth Gabay MW school of thought – it really shouldn’t be considered as a...

Combatting preconceptions when wine tasting

I think I’m probably an atypical wine taster. In various different capacities, I’ve been tasting wine professionally for 30 years now. My lengthy and on-going,...

English wine – Another visit to Dorset

Twenty-two years ago (this week, actually) when I left the UK for a new life in Spain I certainly didn’t expect to be returning,...

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’...

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 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...

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