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In support of Albariño

If, like myself, you love the wonderful fruit driven white wines of DO Rías Baixas, Galicia, North West Spain, you may be asking, ‘Does...

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...

Vins del Comtat

By Colin Harkness I wonder if my fellow tasters noticed an apparent light-headed dizziness about me when I first set eyes on the new bottle...

Cofradía del Vino Reino de la Monastrell

Receiving an invitation to join the judging panel of the above, wholly Spanish, prestigious fraternity, or brotherhood, above gives one an inkling at least,...

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...

Cava de Paraje Calificado – An update

It's something of an on-going saga, I know, but judging by the postbag I receive from avid readers (come on, I'm a journalist, exaggeration...

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...

Black grape varieties for red Rioja

At Bodegas Hacienda Grimón – they prefer to let their wines do the talking! And why not, when they are so eloquent? There’s an impressive...

A cause, or source, of great pleasure!

Quite a claim for a wine, don't you think? Well, I'll get on to Delit, from Bodegas Finca Collado, DO Alicante, a little later....

The green extreme

“Are they wines, Spock?” “Yes, Jim, but not as we know them!” I can assure that I'm not a closet Trekkie! However, if the above is...

New bodega in Yecla

It's not every day that one is invited to the inauguration of a brand new bodega here in Spain; the more so when the...

The wines of northern Spain

So, here’s me thinking I know a bit about Spanish wine (and I do too), but my knowledge, expertise and experience over the last...

Reflecting the soul of the vineyard

Terroir - 'The complete natural environment in which a particular wine is produced, including factors such as the soil, topography, and climate.' Terroir - 'The...

A Rosé fizz & a Chardonnay for summer

I wouldn't say I was inundated, but it is true that I receive a large number of solicited and unsolicited wines during the year....

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