Costa Blanca News – Coronavirus

Fish & chips on strawberry fields

To be honest (be fair, I am, occasionally!) I thought twice about the above title of this week’s Cork Talk. Whilst I’m sure that...

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...

Monastrell from DO Jumilla

There's a small, but increasingly significant cluster of Denominaciones de Origen down here in South East Spain. Each has its own identity - its differing...

Pago Los Balancines wines come to Jávea!

I first tasted the portfolio of Pago Los Balancines wines when attending Fenavin, Spain's largest and best wine fair (in my view, and that...

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...

Tips for buying wine in Spain

Recently I needed to buy 15 different bottles of Spanish wine – three for guests coming to our house, and twelve to take to...

Spain’s dynamic wine world

Being as closely involved in the Spanish wine scene as I am, I receive a number of both solicited and unsolicited newsfeeds, almost on...

Return to La Rioja

I’ve lost count of the number of wine tastings I’ve presented in restaurants over the years! I’ve really enjoyed them and, judging by comments...

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/)...

It’s a family affair

Remember the song? Sly and the Family Stone, 1972 - just to put your mind at rest! I can't remember the words, so I've no...

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...

Maison Ventenac

Well, after 23 years writing mostly about Spanish wine, I have to admit that it was a total, though most welcome surprise to be...

Wine from Cádiz

When visiting Cádiz, Andalucía, it’s best not to mention Sir Francis Drake! Whilst initiating a surprise attack on the Spanish Armada moored in the...

Maths – the part it plays in sparkling wine appreciation!

I recently spent a good half-hour, probably more, in a very well stocked, dedicated wine shop in Teulada, Alicante. My mission - to select...

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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...