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It’s a family affair

Remember the song? Sly and the Family Stone, 1972 - just to put your mind at rest! I can't remember the words, so I've no...

Craft beers in Benissa

When I first started teaching, September 1975, I hit it off immediately with my boss, Head of PE, Arthur Roberts, now, sadly no longer...

Grandes Pagos de España

I’m not sure of the year, nor, for certain, the location (Alimentaria, I think, but it could have been Fenavin?) but these are simply...

Final Musical Dinner with Paired Wines 2017

Our final Musical Dinner with Paired Wines of 2017 was held early December in Moraira harbour’s Club Nautico Restaurant. Whilst such dinners are usually...

Private tasting – The whites!

I’m delighted to say that each year, for the past five or so, I’ve been invited to present a wine tasting for clients of...

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!...

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...

The International Wine & Spirits Competition IWSC 2018

Built by the Canadian Army in the early 1940s, with the help of local civilian contractors, Dunsfold aerodrome, near Cranleigh, Surrey, was home to...

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...

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...

Itinerant winemakers

The vast majority of wine made in Spain is created by bodegas which either have their own vineyards or buy their gapes from trusted...

All hail change in DOCa. Rioja?

On Saturday 20th May, when I had just returned from judging in this year's annual D.O. Yecla wine competition, my phone, in vibration and...

Corpinnat wines – How do they stand up?

This is really part two of a series with an indefinite end! Readers may remember my brief discourse on DO Cava, the bodegas that...

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...

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