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Pilgrims’ progress – and the apostrophe is correct!

I’ll be very interested to see how these Peregrino (pilgrim, in Spanish!) wines progress over the next few years. I received from Bodegas Gordonzello,...

Costa Blanca/Costa Calida wine tasting tour

I'm now just about recovered from a delightfully hectic three-day wine tasting tour which took in the Costa Blanca and the Costa Calida. Three...

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...

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...

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....

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...

Back to the future

With total incredulity I read a Tweet on Twitter last November, I think, whose thesis was that the Spanish wine world is stagnant! The...

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...

Javea’s fine wine/gourmet cuisine pairing Mecca – Restaurante Nox

I recently returned to Restaurante Nox, on Javea's Arenal front line, to present a wine pairing dinner. Little did clients know that the evening...

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...

Born out of love and passion

So, which literature would you say was most guilty of flattering to deceive? That of: Real Estate Agents; the backs of video cassettes; Banks;...

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,...

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...

Proving an old proverb wrong(ish)!

The old proverb - 'You can't teach and old dog new tricks.' The meaning - please read on! I'm writing this article the day after my...

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