Costa Blanca News – Coronavirus

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...

The International Wine Tourism Conference 2016

The 8th IWINETC was recently held in Cataluña, near Barcelona. I was delighted to be invited to attend, as a staff member! My role was...

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...

Monastrell from DO Jumilla

There's a small, but increasingly significant cluster of Denominaciones de Origen down here in South East Spain. Each has its own identity - its differing...

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...

The ten best Spanish wines tasted in 2016

Always a difficult article, this, the more so as time goes on and the quality of Spanish wine continues to increase. I'm not sure...

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...

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...

Is Champagne losing its sparkle?

Or is it that Cava is now of such exceptional quality that it’s leaving its illustrious neighbour floundering in its wake, its head just...

There is no noun that cannot be verbed!

And I’m sure that Benitachell’s Ladies Who Charity, won’t mind my using them as an example! Yes, I was delighted to be asked to take...

Aging baby-making machine

As far as I can tell Mick Jagger has always got satisfaction, the fruits of which are his eight children. The Rolling Stones’ frontman may...

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...

South African Burgundy

Yes, I know! Before you report me to the French Wine Police who are particularly active re Champagne, but also protective of other great...

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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...