Costa Blanca News – Coronavirus

After orange, comes red

My recent discourse about the 'orange wines' of bodegas Joan de la Casa (www.joandelacasa.com/en/) provoked a number of comments and questions from readers (you...

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...

New bodega in Yecla

It's not every day that one is invited to the inauguration of a brand new bodega here in Spain; the more so when the...

D. O. Demise in Spain?

In January 2016 a group of 150 of the leading winemakers, writers and retailers of Spain met, following a smaller and earlier inaugural meeting...

Wine & tapas in Jávea

I remember sneaking out from Chester College bar one night with my good old pal, Dick. Not for us, this night, the PE student's...

Who’d be a wine-maker?

Two years ago, I visited the nascent vineyard of Jody and John, respectively from California and Wirral, UK. Jody is a world-renowned expert (www.limoce.com) on...

The prosecco wars

I'm almost certain that everyone reading this column will have tasted prosecco in the last few years – if you've resisted, sticking solely to...

Combatting preconceptions when wine tasting

I think I’m probably an atypical wine taster. In various different capacities, I’ve been tasting wine professionally for 30 years now. My lengthy and on-going,...

Your Christmas Day wines here!

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

The concept of wine by the glass

There are various machines that allow wine to be kept in perfect condition for well over a week, so there is no worry about...

Bodegas Tierra Hermosa re-visited

I first wrote about Harry Hunt, founder of Tierra Hermosa, towards the end of 2012, telling the fascinating story of his exit from the...

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...

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...

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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...