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Final Musical Dinner with Paired Wines 2017

Our final Musical Dinner with Paired Wines of 2017 was held early December in Moraira harbour’s Club Nautico Restaurant. Whilst such dinners are usually...

Wines without make-up!

When Pepe Mendoza was handed the mantle by his father, Enrique, founder of Bodegas Enrique Mendoza, (pictured), he certainly didn't sit on his laurels!...

Orange wine and black Chardonnay

Bodegas Pigar, whose co-founder (recently, and with his father), Juan Piqueras, International Wine & Spirits Competition gold medal winning wine-maker (when working for another...

Don’t be reserved when it comes to Reservas

There's recently been a lot of talk about Cava, the wonderful sparkling wine of Spain.  Indeed, I'm happy to plead 'guilty as charged', because...

Spanish whites for an Indian summer

According to Wikipedia, ‘Indian summer is a period of unseasonably warm, dry weather that sometimes occurs in autumn in the Northern Hemisphere’. Well, here...

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,...

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...

Mine’s a not so swift half, please

Recent dreadful events here on the Costa Blanca have reminded us once again about the possible consequences of drinking and driving. There is no...

Man shall not live by wine alone! Cervezas La Luna

Sometimes you have to walk on the wild side! There may be some who are at this very moment poised with fingers of the...

Surmounting perception barriers

The first time Phillip Cox CEO of the Romanian winery Cramele Recas (pronounced, I think, Cram-el-lay Rek-ash) came within my radar reach was when...

Bodegas Muga

You may have read a recent Cork Talk article about a small crack appearing in the apparently rich veneer of Spain's most famous area...

Celler Alimara

One of the things I like most about the new British owned and worked bodega Celler Alimara (http://celleralimara.com), is their quite obvious ‘connection’ with...

Albariño at Pazo de Señoráns

The small portfolio – just three wines – of Pazo de Señorans consistently earns over 90 points (out of 100) in whichever Spanish (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...

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