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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Avincis Winery, Romania

I’m not sure if it was fake news, but I did read once that there are more Romanians here in Spain than there are...

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...

Cavas Vía de la Plata

Although the Vía de la Plata (‘silver route’), which runs through Extremadura taking pilgrims to Santiago de la Compostela, does eventually lead to the...

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;...

Alicante old bus station wines!

Anybody who’d been away from Alicante for a few years would have been pleasantly surprised if they’d returned, perhaps looking for the number 48...

Meeting Merlot

In August 2011, whilst serving on my first Spanish Wine Judging Panel (Denominación de Origen Rías Baixas Cata/Concurso), I was fortunate to meet and...

The Bobal triumvirate

I guess like many these days, I don’t just rely on one news feed. Whatever else one might say about President Trump, he certainly...

It’s all about the aroma

It's really the aroma of the Lagunilla Reserva 2011 that captures ones attention, even as the cork is being pulled. It immediately speaks of the...

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