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Why we should drink Cava all year round!

If the trend over the last decade continues, and I've no reason to believe it won't, it's likely that we will see, when the...

Mine’s a not so swift half, please

Recent dreadful events here on the Costa Blanca have reminded us once again about the possible consequences of drinking and driving. There is no...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Wine tourism in Spain

I’m delighted to read that in 2016 wine tourism in Spain, ‘Enoturismo’, registered an increase of 21% in terms of visitor compared to the...

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...

A Somm enchanted evening?

I took it as a compliment, rather than a threat, when I was recently asked to consult on a wine matter for inclusion in...

A missed opportunity by restaurants and bars!

As I write, it’s the penultimate day of the International Sherry Week and I know of one wine merchant, Aguilar in Ondara, which is...

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...

Wines for The Three Kings

Be fair – they've travelled a long way. Plus, of course, they've brought with them some fantastic gifts. So the least we can do...

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