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The girl from Cuenca

Readers may remember my recent discourse on Bobal, the red wine grape variety indigenous to the Valencia region, (if not it’s here www.colinharknessonwine.com/articles/), and...

Spanish wine’s men/women/ institutions of the year

In another new, annual article (last week's Review of the Cork Talk Wine Events of the Year was the first) it's my intention here...

Bodegas Muga

You may have read a recent Cork Talk article about a small crack appearing in the apparently rich veneer of Spain's most famous area...

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....

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...

DOP Bullas

Perhaps the burghers of Denominación de Origen Bullas saw the writing on the wall ten years ago - La Crisis, from which Spain is...

The girl from Cuenca

Readers may remember my recent discourse on Bobal, the red wine grape variety indigenous to the Valencia region, (if not it’s here www.colinharknessonwine.com/articles/), and...

The 10 best Spanish wines tasted in 2015

I've been dreading this article! I started this 'name and praise' tradition several years ago. Reader interest and indeed bodega interest has gathered pace over...

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...

Black grape varieties for red Rioja

At Bodegas Hacienda Grimón – they prefer to let their wines do the talking! And why not, when they are so eloquent? There’s an impressive...

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...

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...

Bodegas Tierra Hermosa re-visited

I first wrote about Harry Hunt, founder of Tierra Hermosa, towards the end of 2012, telling the fascinating story of his exit from the...

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...

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