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Denominación de Origen Yecla on English language radio!

A recent Cork Talk started off rather scathingly about the Denominación de Origen system in general, and in particular about some DOs where rumblings...

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...

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...

The still before the fizz!

All cava producers start out as makers of still wine first. Short of buying in still wines made by another producer (a practice that...

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...

There is no noun that cannot be verbed!

And I’m sure that Benitachell’s Ladies Who Charity, won’t mind my using them as an example! Yes, I was delighted to be asked to take...

The Brexit effect on wine

Agreed, it's not the most important of the myriad of repercussions following the UK's vote to leave the EEC! However, it's more important than...

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...

Wine with legs

It's largely an obsolete term nowadays, but there was a time when wines were sometimes referred to as having 'good legs'. If holding a...

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...

A cherry on the Telitec tasting tour trifle!

Actually, I'm not keen on trifle, so the title may be a little misleading. I'm referring to the old homily where the best is...

Judging at ‘Yecla, San Isidro 2017’

I'm neither surprised nor disappointed that I can no longer lay claim to being the only foreigner to be invited to help judge the...

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...

Praising pud wines

The trouble with Dessert Wines is that, by definition (arguably), they arrive late for the party. During the recently past Christmas celebrations we've all...

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