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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...

Proactivity in the face of climate change related to the field...

Yes, I know, this title looks like that of a University PhD student's dissertation, but don't be put off, it should be a fascinating...

A Rosé fizz & a Chardonnay for summer

I wouldn't say I was inundated, but it is true that I receive a large number of solicited and unsolicited wines during the year....

On-line wine plus deli!

I don't know about you (well, obviously, I don't actually know all Cork Talk readers, claro!) but these days I always prefer a nibble...

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....

Orange wine and black Chardonnay

Bodegas Pigar, whose co-founder (recently, and with his father), Juan Piqueras, International Wine & Spirits Competition gold medal winning wine-maker (when working for another...

2018 Yecla wine competition

I was delighted to be invited, once again, to join the judging panel of the annual wines of DO Yecla competition, in fact my...

Ribera- not only reds

For a number of years at the various tastings I present I have casually asked those in attendance if they were buying more Rioja...

Cofradía del Vino Reino de la Monastrell

Receiving an invitation to join the judging panel of the above, wholly Spanish, prestigious fraternity, or brotherhood, above gives one an inkling at least,...

Wines without make-up!

When Pepe Mendoza was handed the mantle by his father, Enrique, founder of Bodegas Enrique Mendoza, (pictured), he certainly didn't sit on his laurels!...

Spanish wines with a French spin

I'm not too bothered if the Champagne Police are about – they surely can't complain at my writing, and saying, that the winemaker who...

Monastrell from DO Jumilla

There's a small, but increasingly significant cluster of Denominaciones de Origen down here in South East Spain. Each has its own identity - its differing...

The prosecco wars

I'm almost certain that everyone reading this column will have tasted prosecco in the last few years – if you've resisted, sticking solely to...

After orange, comes red

My recent discourse about the 'orange wines' of bodegas Joan de la Casa (www.joandelacasa.com/en/) provoked a number of comments and questions from readers (you...

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