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The monovarietals of La Mancha

Agreed – it’s not a word in common use, except amongst the anorak-clad personnel of the wine world, like myself (although I actually eschew...

Denominación de Origen Almansa

In the Ayuntamiento, Town Hall, of Almansa there’s an impressive tiled mural depicting the battle that occurred near the town in 1707 during the...

The Spanish Palate

La Guía Peñin is Spain’s most comprehensive Spanish Wine guide. I’ve been invited to some of their tastings in Madrid and I’m on their...

Feeding the five thousand

Perhaps I was the only one wondering what magic would be afoot when the Show Chef brought out a solitary Magret de Pato 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...

Spanish sparkling wine from Cataluña – but we ain’t talking Cava!

Regular readers (thank you, you are much appreciated!) will know of my penchant for, and great interest in, the Sparkling Wines of Spain. Over...

Going Dutch

I haven’t checked, I admit, but I’m pretty sure that my Private Wine Tastings, held in the comfort of clients’ own homes, aren’t listed...

Norwegians *would!

I once met some girls, or should I say, they once met me! Ok, it’s paraphrasing, but you know me, any opportunity to use...

A little bird told me!

A wren, as a matter of fact! The rather cute emblem of Bodegas Paso-Primero which features on their labels giving a visual clue as...

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...

Furmint

We arrived by car, but Badacsony, Hungary, can be reached by train and by ferry, from various other small ‘ports’ nestled on the attractive...

Jammy git!

If you knew my brother you’d guess this was going to be about him! He’s led a charmed life, has ‘our Al’, but no,...

English wine – Another visit to Dorset

Twenty-two years ago (this week, actually) when I left the UK for a new life in Spain I certainly didn’t expect to be returning,...

Tim Ladd – An Obituary

I’m writing this Cork Talk on the night before I’m taking a flight to Southampton to join a Fred Olsen cruise, where I’ll be...

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