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Time to man-up and drink pink

Readers in more northern climes than here in Spain (Cork Talk is available online all over the world www.costa-news.com click Features, Cork Talk) might...

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...

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...

DO Alicante punching above its weight?

Well, these days, no, not at all! In this once unfashionable area of production, it’s the perceived ‘weight’ that’s changed. Alicante is making wines...

The concept of wine by the glass

There are various machines that allow wine to be kept in perfect condition for well over a week, so there is no worry about...

Easywine!

In a recent Cork Talk I mentioned that, when presenting wine tastings, I always like to include wines from some of the less famous...

Swedish wine tasting

The Series! In September and October I’ll be presenting a series of wine tastings for small groups of Swedish people who are visiting Spain, combing...

The Amber revolution!

After 21 years of writing Cork Talk (more on this soon!), I like to think, at least, that I may have made a positive...

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...

Bergerac

Readers who have visited Dordogne won't need me to tell them of its beauty and charm, but those who have yet to make its...

Composing Cognac

Our guide at Hennessy Cognac visitors centre breezed into the room, starting the way she was to continue – here is a young lady...

Tips for buying wine in Spain

Recently I needed to buy 15 different bottles of Spanish wine – three for guests coming to our house, and twelve to take to...

A BBQ’s idea of a BBQ and wines to match!

When we received our invitation to Neil and Carol’s BBQ, to celebrate the former’s birthday, it wasn’t entirely true that all the wines we...

Maths – the part it plays in sparkling wine appreciation!

I recently spent a good half-hour, probably more, in a very well stocked, dedicated wine shop in Teulada, Alicante. My mission - to select...

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