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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...

Monastrell

My first contact with Bodegas Monastrell of Denominación de Origen Bullas (DO Bullas) was a little confusing. In this part of southern Spain, Monastrell is...

Proactivity in the face of climate change related to the field...

Yes, I know, this title looks like that of a University PhD student's dissertation, but don't be put off, it should be a fascinating...

A Rosé fizz & a Chardonnay for summer

I wouldn't say I was inundated, but it is true that I receive a large number of solicited and unsolicited wines during the year....

On-line wine plus deli!

I don't know about you (well, obviously, I don't actually know all Cork Talk readers, claro!) but these days I always prefer a nibble...

A cause, or source, of great pleasure!

Quite a claim for a wine, don't you think? Well, I'll get on to Delit, from Bodegas Finca Collado, DO Alicante, a little later....

Orange wine and black Chardonnay

Bodegas Pigar, whose co-founder (recently, and with his father), Juan Piqueras, International Wine & Spirits Competition gold medal winning wine-maker (when working for another...

2018 Yecla wine competition

I was delighted to be invited, once again, to join the judging panel of the annual wines of DO Yecla competition, in fact my...

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...

Cofradía del Vino Reino de la Monastrell

Receiving an invitation to join the judging panel of the above, wholly Spanish, prestigious fraternity, or brotherhood, above gives one an inkling at least,...

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