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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...

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!...

Cork Talk highlights of 2017

Firstly – Happy Christmas to You! Many thanks for reading Cork Talk! Whilst all the following highlights are exactly that, highlights, there can be no...

All the best stories start with a plot

It is far better to travel to a winery for a tour, and crucially, a tasting, with somebody else driving! The more so, when...

Year on year success in DOP Yecla

By Colin Harknes I was very disappointed last year to have to turn down another invitation to serve on the judging panel of the Annual...

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...

A beautifully bucolic bodega

I looked rather younger when I first met Felix Martinez. It seems the passage of time has been kinder to my old friend than...

Denominación de Origen Cangas

One of the best things about the recent Barcelona Wine Week (BWW) that I attended recently, was the opportunity to visit the stands of...

Verdejo and other stories

And I quote: “Piedra Luenga Verdejo is an organic white wine made with the Verdejo grape that grows in our Casilla del Morcillete vineyard overrun...

Going Dutch

I haven’t checked, I admit, but I’m pretty sure that my Private Wine Tastings, held in the comfort of clients’ own homes, aren’t listed...

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...

In the rolling hills of DO Navarra

I recently received a selection of four most enjoyable wines from DO Navarra, by a rather circuitous route! My great Welsh pal, Geraint (not colloquially...

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...

Two sides to a story!

  This is Part Two of an article started last week, entitled ‘Land Grab’. It is archived here www.colinharknessonwine.com click Articles. Señor Fernando Mora MW (http://bodegasfrontonio.com/en/the-team/)...

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