Costa Blanca News – Coronavirus

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...

Albarín & Prieto Picudo

An engaging double act in Castilla y León Firstly, the area – Vino de la Tierra Castilla y León is a huge wine making area,...

Christmas festive fizz – and some!

Claire and I are fully paid up members of the pressure group, ‘Keep Christmas in December’! I don’t know about you, of course, but...

Wines for Christmas Day 2019

I always like to start Christmas Day with some fizz! Here in Spain, these days, we have a multitude of sparkling wines from which...

Tractor wines

Any readers who have student grandchildren (great grandchildren?!) studying Social Science and the like, who are stuck re their PhD Thesis? Well, I may...

Figure Libre – Freestyle wines

On occasion the atmosphere in our Methodist (yep, that’s the one that generally ‘bans’ alcohol!) house when I was growing up was a touch...

Wine pairing dinner

There’s a recommended order in which wines should be tasted – i.e. White through to Red; Dry to Sweet; and Young to Old. It’s...

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 monovarietals of La Mancha

Agreed – it’s not a word in common use, except amongst the anorak-clad personnel of the wine world, like myself (although I actually eschew...

Denominación de Origen Almansa

In the Ayuntamiento, Town Hall, of Almansa there’s an impressive tiled mural depicting the battle that occurred near the town in 1707 during the...

The Spanish Palate

La Guía Peñin is Spain’s most comprehensive Spanish Wine guide. I’ve been invited to some of their tastings in Madrid and I’m on their...

Feeding the five thousand

Perhaps I was the only one wondering what magic would be afoot when the Show Chef brought out a solitary Magret de Pato and...

Corpinnat wines – How do they stand up?

This is really part two of a series with an indefinite end! Readers may remember my brief discourse on DO Cava, the bodegas that...

Spanish sparkling wine from Cataluña – but we ain’t talking Cava!

Regular readers (thank you, you are much appreciated!) will know of my penchant for, and great interest in, the Sparkling Wines of Spain. Over...

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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...