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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...

Bergerac

Readers who have visited Dordogne won't need me to tell them of its beauty and charm, but those who have yet to make its...

The best laid Cava plans…

I first tasted Bohigas Cava when it was recommended to me by my pals at Casa del Vino, Jávea, several years ago. I’ve been...

Surmounting perception barriers

The first time Phillip Cox CEO of the Romanian winery Cramele Recas (pronounced, I think, Cram-el-lay Rek-ash) came within my radar reach was when...

Cava, chaos, Corpinnat and customer confusion

I take a different view to that expressed by the sentiment behind the title of the recent article, written by my learned friend, Miquel...

Easywine!

In a recent Cork Talk I mentioned that, when presenting wine tastings, I always like to include wines from some of the less famous...

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...

Vins del Comtat

By Colin Harkness I wonder if my fellow tasters noticed an apparent light-headed dizziness about me when I first set eyes on the new bottle...

New kid on the block

Although, to my uneducated eye, the verdant valley that separates the sleepy villages of Llíber and Jalón in the Alicante province looks as if...

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...

Christmas 2015 – the wines

Firstly, relax - at this time of year, if you can't find the following wines at your local wine shops, most Spanish wineries are...

Bear with me – this is the Wine Column!

Politically, it's fair to say that I inhabit the middle ground. I abhor extremism, be it left or right. Blinkered allegiance to a political...

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...

Spanish wine’s men/women/ institutions of the year

In another new, annual article (last week's Review of the Cork Talk Wine Events of the Year was the first) it's my intention here...

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