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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...

Fizzing good wines from Bodegas Iniesta

As regular readers may remember, I used to be rather heavily involved in the world of football, from both amateur and professional perspectives. Like...

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...

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....

The Costa News top ten 2017!

Yes, I know – I’ve said it before and will more than likely say it again next year too, but the fact is that...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Et tu, Brut?

Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, in case you were wondering. However, it's the Brut part of the quote to which I refer in this, the Costa...

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...

Sparkling wine made by the ancestral method!

So, Dom Pérignon invented the method by which Champagne is made. Well, no actually! It is true that Dom Pérignon and his fellow monks...

A cherry on the Telitec tasting tour trifle!

Actually, I'm not keen on trifle, so the title may be a little misleading. I'm referring to the old homily where the best is...

Wine related Christmas presents 2017

I'm often asked about any wine related presents I might recommend for the lady who wants to surprise her man, and indeed, vice versa...

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