Costa Blanca News – Coronavirus

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...

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...

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,...

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...

El Salze – Monastrell, and some!

It’s just two years since I was invited to taste a new wine from Bodegas Vins del Comtat within the hallowed portals of DOP...

Private tasting – The reds

The cava and white wine enjoyed at a recent private tasting (ever thought of this for your club/association/group? Always great fun!) can be seen...

People and institutions of the year

Continuing with the long-established tradition, this, one of my final articles of 2016, is about the prime movers involved in the world of Spanish...

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...

DO Montilla-Moriles

For some odd reason I cannot trace the article I wrote, having visited Bodegas Pérez Barquero, DO Montilla-Moriles, Andalucía. I’d like to put a...

Swedish wine tasting

The Series! In September and October I’ll be presenting a series of wine tastings for small groups of Swedish people who are visiting Spain, combing...

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...

The wine writers’ Holy Grail

A quick scan through Wikipedia tells the researcher that the origins of this mystical phrase (that’s ‘Holy Grail’, not ‘Wine Writer’ – though the...

Cava, chaos, Corpinnat and customer confusion

I take a different view to that expressed by the sentiment behind the title of the recent article, written by my learned friend, Miquel...

Give us this day our daily wine!

It was a Methodist church we went to, so we certainly weren’t beseeching the above – and here’s me writing this on a Sunday...

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Benidorm locks-up again

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Deep snow in Alicante province

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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...