Costa Blanca News – Coronavirus

Spanish wine’s Movers & Shakers 2018

Why, oh why do I annually set myself these difficult tasks? Christmas Day Wines, the Cork Talk Top Ten, Recommended Christmas Presents, Cork Talk...

English wine – Another visit to Dorset

Twenty-two years ago (this week, actually) when I left the UK for a new life in Spain I certainly didn’t expect to be returning,...

Vins del Comtat

By Colin Harkness I wonder if my fellow tasters noticed an apparent light-headed dizziness about me when I first set eyes on the new bottle...

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...

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...

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...

Ribera- not only reds

For a number of years at the various tastings I present I have casually asked those in attendance if they were buying more Rioja...

Costa Blanca/Costa Calida wine tasting tour

I'm now just about recovered from a delightfully hectic three-day wine tasting tour which took in the Costa Blanca and the Costa Calida. Three...

Final Musical Dinner with Paired Wines 2017

Our final Musical Dinner with Paired Wines of 2017 was held early December in Moraira harbour’s Club Nautico Restaurant. Whilst such dinners are usually...

The Bobal triumvirate

I guess like many these days, I don’t just rely on one news feed. Whatever else one might say about President Trump, he certainly...

Denominación de Origen Somontano

Personally, I’ve not tasted a below par wine from DO Somontano. So, when I was able to secure a place at the recent Masterclass,...

The Moon Goddess

As we approach the 2020's the, once very conservative, Spanish wine scene is slowly being turned upside down - a reflection perhaps of the...

Celler Alimara

One of the things I like most about the new British owned and worked bodega Celler Alimara (http://celleralimara.com), is their quite obvious ‘connection’ with...

Year on year success in DOP Yecla

By Colin Harknes I was very disappointed last year to have to turn down another invitation to serve on the judging panel of the Annual...

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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...