Costa Blanca News – Coronavirus

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...

New Year’s resolutions for 2017

Remarkably, I'm well ahead of myself this year. As I write, there are a full two weeks to go before this article appears in...

The tip-off!

Museum Wines and No.8 Wine Shop, Dorset In those halcyon days of yesteryear, whilst working as a professional football scout for Liverpool FC (did I...

Your Christmas Day wines here!

Wow – where did that go? Another year has gone by and here I am once again writing about wines that I’d recommend to...

D. O. Demise in Spain?

In January 2016 a group of 150 of the leading winemakers, writers and retailers of Spain met, following a smaller and earlier inaugural meeting...

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...

Strawberry Fields

‘Let me take you down, ‘cos I’m going to, Strawberry Fields,’ yes, you got it straight away, the Beatles, and, as a ‘Plastic Scouser’...

Wine tourism in Spain

I’m delighted to read that in 2016 wine tourism in Spain, ‘Enoturismo’, registered an increase of 21% in terms of visitor compared to the...

EU to investigate Prosecco supply & demand anomalies

Ever wondered why, for at least three consecutive years, UK consumers were warned of a Prosecco shortage, yet the shortfall never appeared? Ever contemplated...

Born out of love and passion

So, which literature would you say was most guilty of flattering to deceive? That of: Real Estate Agents; the backs of video cassettes; Banks;...

Bodegas in Alicante

Seems to me that Bodegas Bocopa has been around forever! It’s one of those constants on which we can rely - there’s always a...

In defence of Cava

Regular readers (ahh, come on – there are some!) may remember a recent Cork Talk about my experiences at Alimentaria, the Wine & Food...

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...

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...

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Benidorm locks-up again

To avoid residents from other regions breaking the lockdown and trying to reach holiday apartments in Benidorm this May 1 holiday weekend, local authorities...

Deep snow in Alicante province

With the north of Alicante province still on red alert for snow today (Monday), around half a metre has fallen in Banyeres de Mariola...

Brexit passport rule changes

BRITISH people travelling within the European Union should be aware passport validity rules will change after December 31 because of Brexit. During the current transition...