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DO Alicante punching above its weight?

Well, these days, no, not at all! In this once unfashionable area of production, it’s the perceived ‘weight’ that’s changed. Alicante is making wines...

Time to man-up and drink pink

Readers in more northern climes than here in Spain (Cork Talk is available online all over the world www.costa-news.com click Features, Cork Talk) might...

The concept of wine by the glass

There are various machines that allow wine to be kept in perfect condition for well over a week, so there is no worry about...

A missed opportunity by restaurants and bars!

As I write, it’s the penultimate day of the International Sherry Week and I know of one wine merchant, Aguilar in Ondara, which is...

The Amber revolution!

After 21 years of writing Cork Talk (more on this soon!), I like to think, at least, that I may have made a positive...

Review of Cork Talk highlights 2018

Being honest, at the start of this year, I did wonder if there might be a possibility of beginning my annual ‘Highlights’ article with...

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...

Stars rising in the east!

No, not that star – these stars (plural) are the wine making countries of Eastern Europe: Bulgaria, Romania and Moldova. I’m disappointed to have had...

Romanian wines overcoming the perception block

Q. What do the following have in common: an English lady, living in Scotland; an Italian lady, living in Germany; an English man living...

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,...

Swedish wine tasting season closes

It’s been an absolute pleasure presenting a season of wine tastings to small groups of Swedish visitors enjoying the activity holidays organised for them...

Sourcing classical international wines

When my UK wine friends and colleagues heard I was going to live in Spain 21 years ago they were delighted for me, of...

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...

Another French paradox

My lovely wife isn't going to like this! A confirmed, committed Francophile who lived in several different parts of France, she won't hear of...

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