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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...

Sparkling wine made by the ancestral method!

So, Dom Pérignon invented the method by which Champagne is made. Well, no actually! It is true that Dom Pérignon and his fellow monks...

Costa Blanca/Costa Calida wine tasting tour

I'm now just about recovered from a delightfully hectic three-day wine tasting tour which took in the Costa Blanca and the Costa Calida. Three...

Composing Cognac

Our guide at Hennessy Cognac visitors centre breezed into the room, starting the way she was to continue – here is a young lady...

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...

Canals y Munné are still sparkling

There are couple of puns in the title and I've plagiarised my own work from a few years ago - but hey, I'll make...

Coming soon – Wine untouched by human hand

In October 2016, I wrote an article contrasting two vineyard philosophies – on the one hand, in a delightfully bucolic cameo, camels were being...

In defence of Cava

Regular readers (ahh, come on – there are some!) may remember a recent Cork Talk about my experiences at Alimentaria, the Wine & Food...

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...

The new prestige cava designation

In the stunning setting of the Gaudi-designed Palau de la Música Catalana, it wasn't just the exquisitely played Bach that was music to my...

New bodega in Yecla

It's not every day that one is invited to the inauguration of a brand new bodega here in Spain; the more so when the...

Fizzing good wines from Bodegas Iniesta

As regular readers may remember, I used to be rather heavily involved in the world of football, from both amateur and professional perspectives. Like...

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...

Proactivity in the face of climate change related to the field...

Yes, I know, this title looks like that of a University PhD student's dissertation, but don't be put off, it should be a fascinating...

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