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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...

The Costa News top ten 2017!

Yes, I know – I’ve said it before and will more than likely say it again next year too, but the fact is that...

Proactivity in the face of climate change related to the field...

Yes, I know, this title looks like that of a University PhD student's dissertation, but don't be put off, it should be a fascinating...

Fizzing good wines from Bodegas Iniesta

As regular readers may remember, I used to be rather heavily involved in the world of football, from both amateur and professional perspectives. Like...

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...

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...

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 International Wine Tourism Conference 2016

The 8th IWINETC was recently held in Cataluña, near Barcelona. I was delighted to be invited to attend, as a staff member! My role was...

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...

Andalucía is not just about sherry!

I know – you think about Cádiz, and sherry automatically arrives in your brain's inbox. The port from which Columbus left to discover the...

Boxing clever

Remember Watneys Part Sevens? The bitter inside was, to be fair, drinkable – that’s if there was ever any left after ‘opening’ the can!...

When in Extremadura…

I'm sure that Saint Ambrose, one of the four original Doctors of the Church (everybody knows that, right?), wouldn't mind my misquoting his famous...

The Moon Goddess

As we approach the 2020's the, once very conservative, Spanish wine scene is slowly being turned upside down - a reflection perhaps of the...

Phew, that’s a relief!

On the morning of the December 14, 2018, just before the Christmas, New Year and Three Kings that I hope all readers enjoyed, during...

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