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The Top Ten!

Ok, I accept that there are other work related stresses worse than this, but, let me assure, choosing the Top Ten Spanish Wines tasted...

Review of Cork Talk highlights 2018

Being honest, at the start of this year, I did wonder if there might be a possibility of beginning my annual ‘Highlights’ article with...

Your Christmas Day wines here!

Wow – where did that go? Another year has gone by and here I am once again writing about wines that I’d recommend to...

Wine related Christmas presents

If you look on the internet you’ll see many ‘Estuches de Navidad’ being sold by lots of bodegas in Spain. I’ve looked at several,...

The wines of northern Spain

So, here’s me thinking I know a bit about Spanish wine (and I do too), but my knowledge, expertise and experience over the last...

Romanian wines overcoming the perception block

Q. What do the following have in common: an English lady, living in Scotland; an Italian lady, living in Germany; an English man living...

Swedish wine tasting season closes

It’s been an absolute pleasure presenting a season of wine tastings to small groups of Swedish visitors enjoying the activity holidays organised for them...

Sourcing classical international wines

When my UK wine friends and colleagues heard I was going to live in Spain 21 years ago they were delighted for me, of...

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...

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