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What’s not to like about sherry?

Known as 'Sack' in Shakespeare's time and, for reasons of balance (Shakespeare wasn't the only great writer of his time, and you know that...

DOP Bullas takes its place on both national & international stages

My third opportunity to visit and taste the wines of DOP Bullas occurred recently when I was once again invited to join the panel...

Denominación de Origen Yecla on English language radio!

A recent Cork Talk started off rather scathingly about the Denominación de Origen system in general, and in particular about some DOs where rumblings...

Andalucía is not just about sherry!

I know – you think about Cádiz, and sherry automatically arrives in your brain's inbox. The port from which Columbus left to discover the...

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...

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...

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...

Wines from Castilla

The tripling of the number of Spanish Masters of Wine in one fell swoop recently is a further indication of the Spanish Wine World’s...

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...

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...

Five go judging!

We decided to pass, on Enid Blyton’s ‘lashings of ginger beer’, the Famous Five this time reconvening to judge the annual 50 Great Sparkling...

A BBQ’s idea of a BBQ and wines to match!

When we received our invitation to Neil and Carol’s BBQ, to celebrate the former’s birthday, it wasn’t entirely true that all the wines we...

Alimentaria 2016

I've been going to Barcelona’s biennial food and wine fair, Alimentaria, for the last 14 years – that's a lot of wine (I don't...

Land grab!

I’m writing this on the final day of the debate in the Catalan Parliament that will determine if the autonomous regional government goes ahead...

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