Costa Blanca News – Coronavirus

The girl from Cuenca

Readers may remember my recent discourse on Bobal, the red wine grape variety indigenous to the Valencia region, (if not it’s here www.colinharknessonwine.com/articles/), and...

Meeting Merlot

In August 2011, whilst serving on my first Spanish Wine Judging Panel (Denominación de Origen Rías Baixas Cata/Concurso), I was fortunate to meet and...

Costa News Top Ten Spanish wines 2019!

So, without further ado, here, in reverse order, are my Top Ten wines of the year! 10. Rós, Rosé wine from Bodegas Tandem (in collaboration...

There is no noun that cannot be verbed!

And I’m sure that Benitachell’s Ladies Who Charity, won’t mind my using them as an example! Yes, I was delighted to be asked to take...

Wine tasting in Mallorca!

A short break in Mallorca, she said. Yeah, great idea, I reply, reaching covertly for the wine guide! You see, a wine person is never...

Muddy boots and wine

The French have been making a significant contribution to the wine world for centuries. Nowadays there are wonderful wines from many parts 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...

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...

The International Wine Tourism Conference 2016

The 8th IWINETC was recently held in Cataluña, near Barcelona. I was delighted to be invited to attend, as a staff member! My role was...

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...

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...

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...

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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...