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

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...

The Costa News top ten 2017!

Yes, I know – I’ve said it before and will more than likely say it again next year too, but the fact is that...

The International Wine & Spirits Competition 2016 adhering to the official...

Having just returned from Dunsford Park, nr Guildford, UK, and once considered Jeremy Clarkson's natural home (along with James May and the rest of...

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...

Spanish wines for the Chinese New Year

Fortuitously (like the cookies?) this year's Chinese New Year fell on the weekend of one of the Fine Wine & Gourmet Dine programmes on...

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....

Wine with legs (Part 2)

Vineyards have their own personality – odd though that sounds. So do vines – even stranger? Let me explain: you may have seen the...

Christmas Day wine recommendations!

My annual Christmas Day wine recommendations article is one that I perhaps enjoy writing most. It puts me in the mood for Christmas a...

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...

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...

Focussing on monovarietals and their terroirs

Viewing the labels of the portfolio of wines made by Casa Rojo is akin to a visit to a contemporary art gallery. This innovative...

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...

Celebrating the end of ‘La Crisis’

  After twenty years in the Spanish Wine World, which has included countless winery visits, I suppose it's inevitable that some of the people who...

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