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Holiday highlights!

Yes, Darling, THE highlight of the Christmas, New Year and Three Kings Holidays was, of course, being with you and the family – goes...

Bodegas Muga

You may have read a recent Cork Talk article about a small crack appearing in the apparently rich veneer of Spain's most famous area...

Corpinnat wines – How do they stand up?

This is really part two of a series with an indefinite end! Readers may remember my brief discourse on DO Cava, the bodegas that...

Spanish wine’s men/women/ institutions of the year

In another new, annual article (last week's Review of the Cork Talk Wine Events of the Year was the first) it's my intention here...

Why we should drink Cava all year round!

If the trend over the last decade continues, and I've no reason to believe it won't, it's likely that we will see, when the...

2018 Yecla wine competition

I was delighted to be invited, once again, to join the judging panel of the annual wines of DO Yecla competition, in fact my...

The International Wine & Spirits Competition IWSC 2018

Built by the Canadian Army in the early 1940s, with the help of local civilian contractors, Dunsfold aerodrome, near Cranleigh, Surrey, was home to...

Christmas 2015 – the wines

Firstly, relax - at this time of year, if you can't find the following wines at your local wine shops, most Spanish wineries are...

Cavas Vía de la Plata

Although the Vía de la Plata (‘silver route’), which runs through Extremadura taking pilgrims to Santiago de la Compostela, does eventually lead to the...

Shout out for local producers

I’ve recently been tweeting and posting (as well as a Cork Talk a couple of weeks ago) about how it would be good if...

A little bird told me!

A wren, as a matter of fact! The rather cute emblem of Bodegas Paso-Primero which features on their labels giving a visual clue as...

Proving an old proverb wrong(ish)!

The old proverb - 'You can't teach and old dog new tricks.' The meaning - please read on! I'm writing this article the day after my...

Javea’s fine wine/gourmet cuisine pairing Mecca – Restaurante Nox

I recently returned to Restaurante Nox, on Javea's Arenal front line, to present a wine pairing dinner. Little did clients know that the evening...

If not now then when!

Vinoteca solves the conservation conundrum I'm fortunate, I know. I receive wines from all over Spain each month, sent by bodegas hoping for a review...

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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...