Costa Blanca News – Coronavirus

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...

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...

Pilgrims’ progress – and the apostrophe is correct!

I’ll be very interested to see how these Peregrino (pilgrim, in Spanish!) wines progress over the next few years. I received from Bodegas Gordonzello,...

A BBQ’s idea of a BBQ and wines to match!

When we received our invitation to Neil and Carol’s BBQ, to celebrate the former’s birthday, it wasn’t entirely true that all the wines we...

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...

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...

Mencía & DO Bierzo

A marriage made in heaven A more eloquent wine writer than myself may be able to put it into words, but me, well, I can’t...

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...

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...

Bodegas Pagos de Araiz – DO Navarra

Part of the Masaveu Bodegas Group, Bodegas Pagos de Araiz somehow popped into my e-mail in-tray recently. Intrigued by the wines they were promoting,...

Swedish wine tasting season opens in Jávea!

I’m delighted to say that my services have been retained for another year of wine tasting events with Milagro Javea, a Swedish owned company...

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...

Wine from Cádiz

When visiting Cádiz, Andalucía, it’s best not to mention Sir Francis Drake! Whilst initiating a surprise attack on the Spanish Armada moored in the...

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...

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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...