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Another French paradox

My lovely wife isn't going to like this! A confirmed, committed Francophile who lived in several different parts of France, she won't hear of...

English Sparkling Wine – The Jávea connection!

Jávea, that three-part harmony of a town, on the Costa Blanca, which nestles between the, historically, more famous, Denia, and the ever more chic,...

EU to investigate Prosecco supply & demand anomalies

Ever wondered why, for at least three consecutive years, UK consumers were warned of a Prosecco shortage, yet the shortfall never appeared? Ever contemplated...

Gramona’s long aged sparkling wines

One of the great things about Spanish wines is that there is almost always an interesting story - behind a particular wine, or portfolio...

There’s nothing rusty about the cava making at Rovellats!

The name "Rovellats" dates back to the 10th century, to an adjective in Latin, robiculu (in English "rust"), probably as a result of the...

Cava, chaos, Corpinnat and customer confusion

I take a different view to that expressed by the sentiment behind the title of the recent article, written by my learned friend, Miquel...

All the best stories start with a plot

It is far better to travel to a winery for a tour, and crucially, a tasting, with somebody else driving! The more so, when...

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...

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...

DO Plà de Bages

In wine terms, whenever Cataluña is mentioned we all probably think Cava first. These days, certainly if you’ve been reading Cork Talk over the...

Pago Los Balancines wines come to Jávea!

I first tasted the portfolio of Pago Los Balancines wines when attending Fenavin, Spain's largest and best wine fair (in my view, and that...

Stars rising in the east!

No, not that star – these stars (plural) are the wine making countries of Eastern Europe: Bulgaria, Romania and Moldova. I’m disappointed to have had...

South African Burgundy

Yes, I know! Before you report me to the French Wine Police who are particularly active re Champagne, but also protective of other great...

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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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...