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Albariño at Pazo de Señoráns

The small portfolio – just three wines – of Pazo de Señorans consistently earns over 90 points (out of 100) in whichever Spanish (and...

Back to the future

With total incredulity I read a Tweet on Twitter last November, I think, whose thesis was that the Spanish wine world is stagnant! The...

Muddy boots and wine

The French have been making a significant contribution to the wine world for centuries. Nowadays there are wonderful wines from many parts of the...

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...

Boxing clever

Remember Watneys Part Sevens? The bitter inside was, to be fair, drinkable – that’s if there was ever any left after ‘opening’ the can!...

Judging at ‘Yecla, San Isidro 2017’

I'm neither surprised nor disappointed that I can no longer lay claim to being the only foreigner to be invited to help judge the...

Review of Cork Talk highlights 2018

Being honest, at the start of this year, I did wonder if there might be a possibility of beginning my annual ‘Highlights’ article with...

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...

La guerre des vins and its implications

I'm quite sure that the perpetrators of the recent (Jan. 2017), surely criminal, acts of vandalism targeting Spanish bulk wine tankers just over the...

Your Christmas Day wines here!

I always enjoy writing ‘Cork Talk’. Imparting (hopefully?) some of my passion for Spanish wine, as well as (maybe?) informing, and (perhaps?) to an...

Romanian wines overcoming the perception block

Q. What do the following have in common: an English lady, living in Scotland; an Italian lady, living in Germany; an English man living...

Who’d be a wine-maker?

Two years ago, I visited the nascent vineyard of Jody and John, respectively from California and Wirral, UK. Jody is a world-renowned expert (www.limoce.com) on...

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...

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...

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