Costa Blanca News – Coronavirus

BBQ wines revisited

I don't know about you, but I'm planning on BBQ-ing (that's ‘cook-outs' for our American readers) for a few more months yet. For me it's...

When in Extremadura…

I'm sure that Saint Ambrose, one of the four original Doctors of the Church (everybody knows that, right?), wouldn't mind my misquoting his famous...

The green extreme

Last week's ‘Cork Talk’ introduced readers to the unusual concept of Natural Wines: what does it mean, etc. Also, I spotlighted one Spanish producer...

Alimentaria 2016

I've been going to Barcelona’s biennial food and wine fair, Alimentaria, for the last 14 years – that's a lot of wine (I don't...

Variations on two themes

Theme No. 1 – philosophy Theme No. 2 – grape variety In a Cork Talk a couple of months ago, entitled Botas del Barro, and...

The International Wine Tourism Conference 2016

The 8th IWINETC was recently held in Cataluña, near Barcelona. I was delighted to be invited to attend, as a staff member! My role was...

Year on year success in DOP Yecla

By Colin Harknes I was very disappointed last year to have to turn down another invitation to serve on the judging panel of the Annual...

Your Christmas Day wines here!

I always enjoy writing ‘Cork Talk’. Imparting (hopefully?) some of my passion for Spanish wine, as well as (maybe?) informing, and (perhaps?) to an...

The pearl of Alicante

There is currently a move to try to have the Teulada and Benitachell municipalities declared as an official sub-zone of Denominación de Origen Alicante....

Andalucía is not just about sherry!

I know – you think about Cádiz, and sherry automatically arrives in your brain's inbox. The port from which Columbus left to discover the...

Spanish whites for an Indian summer

According to Wikipedia, ‘Indian summer is a period of unseasonably warm, dry weather that sometimes occurs in autumn in the Northern Hemisphere’. Well, here...

Don’t be reserved when it comes to Reservas

There's recently been a lot of talk about Cava, the wonderful sparkling wine of Spain.  Indeed, I'm happy to plead 'guilty as charged', because...

Cava de Paraje Calificado – An update

It's something of an on-going saga, I know, but judging by the postbag I receive from avid readers (come on, I'm a journalist, exaggeration...

Wines for The Three Kings

Be fair – they've travelled a long way. Plus, of course, they've brought with them some fantastic gifts. So the least we can do...

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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...