Costa Blanca News – Coronavirus

Partners in wine

I'm delighted to have welcomed a number of prestigious new sponsors to my website during the last few months. Each has an obvious link...

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...

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...

The green extreme

“Are they wines, Spock?” “Yes, Jim, but not as we know them!” I can assure that I'm not a closet Trekkie! However, if the above is...

The still after the sparkle

Regular readers may remember a recent 'Cork Talk' about Cavas Via de la Plata (also, a different article appearing in the current edition of...

It’s all about the aroma

It's really the aroma of the Lagunilla Reserva 2011 that captures ones attention, even as the cork is being pulled. It immediately speaks of the...

The wine writers’ Holy Grail

A quick scan through Wikipedia tells the researcher that the origins of this mystical phrase (that’s ‘Holy Grail’, not ‘Wine Writer’ – though the...

BBQ wines revisited

I don't know about you, but I'm planning on BBQ-ing (that's ‘cook-outs' for our American readers) for a few more months yet. For me it's...

The Brexit effect on wine

Agreed, it's not the most important of the myriad of repercussions following the UK's vote to leave the EEC! However, it's more important than...

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...

Don’t be reserved when it comes to Reservas

There's recently been a lot of talk about Cava, the wonderful sparkling wine of Spain.  Indeed, I'm happy to plead 'guilty as charged', because...

Son mis amigos!

As readers may know, I present rather a lot of wine tastings. I love them! It's a chance to further champion the wonderful wines of...

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...

The new prestige cava designation

In the stunning setting of the Gaudi-designed Palau de la Música Catalana, it wasn't just the exquisitely played Bach that was music to my...

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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...