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The International Wine & Spirits Competition 2016 adhering to the official...

Having just returned from Dunsford Park, nr Guildford, UK, and once considered Jeremy Clarkson's natural home (along with James May and the rest of...

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...

Cork Talk highlights of 2017

Firstly – Happy Christmas to You! Many thanks for reading Cork Talk! Whilst all the following highlights are exactly that, highlights, there can be no...

Coming soon – Wine untouched by human hand

In October 2016, I wrote an article contrasting two vineyard philosophies – on the one hand, in a delightfully bucolic cameo, camels were being...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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