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Proactivity in the face of climate change related to the field...

Yes, I know, this title looks like that of a University PhD student's dissertation, but don't be put off, it should be a fascinating...

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...

Wine with legs

It's largely an obsolete term nowadays, but there was a time when wines were sometimes referred to as having 'good legs'. If holding a...

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...

Monastrell

My first contact with Bodegas Monastrell of Denominación de Origen Bullas (DO Bullas) was a little confusing. In this part of southern Spain, Monastrell is...

DO Alicante punching above its weight?

Well, these days, no, not at all! In this once unfashionable area of production, it’s the perceived ‘weight’ that’s changed. Alicante is making wines...

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...

Spanish wines with a French spin

I'm not too bothered if the Champagne Police are about – they surely can't complain at my writing, and saying, that the winemaker who...

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....

Stars rising in the east!

No, not that star – these stars (plural) are the wine making countries of Eastern Europe: Bulgaria, Romania and Moldova. I’m disappointed to have had...

Musical dinner with paired wines

Spain has an official population of just under 46.5 million people and an annual Yecla production of just over 6.5 million litres, only 5%...

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...

New Year resolutions for 2018

I won’t be the only journalist thinking about New Year Resolutions right now (at the time of writing it’s a week before Christmas), I’m...

Time to man-up and drink pink

Readers in more northern climes than here in Spain (Cork Talk is available online all over the world www.costa-news.com click Features, Cork Talk) might...

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