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Variations on two themes

Theme No. 1 – philosophy Theme No. 2 – grape variety In a Cork Talk a couple of months ago, entitled Botas del Barro, and...

Studying Cava

Students of Cava will know that the eponymous two names above are seriously big hitters in the world of Spain's famous sparkling wines. For, approaching...

Itinerant winemakers

The vast majority of wine made in Spain is created by bodegas which either have their own vineyards or buy their gapes from trusted...

The pearl of Alicante

There is currently a move to try to have the Teulada and Benitachell municipalities declared as an official sub-zone of Denominación de Origen Alicante....

Partners in wine

I'm delighted to have welcomed a number of prestigious new sponsors to my website during the last few months. Each has an obvious link...

Spanish whites for an Indian summer

According to Wikipedia, ‘Indian summer is a period of unseasonably warm, dry weather that sometimes occurs in autumn in the Northern Hemisphere’. Well, here...

The green extreme

Last week's ‘Cork Talk’ introduced readers to the unusual concept of Natural Wines: what does it mean, etc. Also, I spotlighted one Spanish producer...

The green extreme

“Are they wines, Spock?” “Yes, Jim, but not as we know them!” I can assure that I'm not a closet Trekkie! However, if the above is...

The still after the sparkle

Regular readers may remember a recent 'Cork Talk' about Cavas Via de la Plata (also, a different article appearing in the current edition of...

It’s all about the aroma

It's really the aroma of the Lagunilla Reserva 2011 that captures ones attention, even as the cork is being pulled. It immediately speaks of 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...

BBQ wines revisited

I don't know about you, but I'm planning on BBQ-ing (that's ‘cook-outs' for our American readers) for a few more months yet. For me it's...

The Brexit effect on wine

Agreed, it's not the most important of the myriad of repercussions following the UK's vote to leave the EEC! However, it's more important than...

Sparkling wine from Tarragona

Yes, I agree. I am writing a lot of sparkling articles these days – thank you. Oh, sorry, I see, it wasn't a compliment, more...

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