Costa Blanca News – Coronavirus

It’s all about the aroma

It's really the aroma of the Lagunilla Reserva 2011 that captures ones attention, even as the cork is being pulled. It immediately speaks of the...

The International Wine & Spirits Competition 2016 adhering to the official...

Having just returned from Dunsford Park, nr Guildford, UK, and once considered Jeremy Clarkson's natural home (along with James May and the rest of...

The green extreme

“Are they wines, Spock?” “Yes, Jim, but not as we know them!” I can assure that I'm not a closet Trekkie! However, if the above is...

The Brexit effect on wine

Agreed, it's not the most important of the myriad of repercussions following the UK's vote to leave the EEC! However, it's more important than...

Denominación de Origen Yecla on English language radio!

A recent Cork Talk started off rather scathingly about the Denominación de Origen system in general, and in particular about some DOs where rumblings...

Partners in wine

I'm delighted to have welcomed a number of prestigious new sponsors to my website during the last few months. Each has an obvious link...

Sparkling wine from Tarragona

Yes, I agree. I am writing a lot of sparkling articles these days – thank you. Oh, sorry, I see, it wasn't a compliment, more...

Putting the ‘boot’ in

I know it must have been a terrible shock for Bodegas Fariña when, after months of deliberation and soul-searching, their export director tendered its...

In defence of Cava

Regular readers (ahh, come on – there are some!) may remember a recent Cork Talk about my experiences at Alimentaria, the Wine & Food...

Son mis amigos!

As readers may know, I present rather a lot of wine tastings. I love them! It's a chance to further champion the wonderful wines of...

The new prestige cava designation

In the stunning setting of the Gaudi-designed Palau de la Música Catalana, it wasn't just the exquisitely played Bach that was music to my...

Man shall not live by wine alone! Cervezas La Luna

Sometimes you have to walk on the wild side! There may be some who are at this very moment poised with fingers of the...

Spain’s dynamic wine world

Being as closely involved in the Spanish wine scene as I am, I receive a number of both solicited and unsolicited newsfeeds, almost on...

The ten best Spanish wines tasted in 2016

Always a difficult article, this, the more so as time goes on and the quality of Spanish wine continues to increase. I'm not sure...

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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...