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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...

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...

Wine related Christmas presents

If you look on the internet you’ll see many ‘Estuches de Navidad’ being sold by lots of bodegas in Spain. I’ve looked at several,...

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...

Spanish whites for an Indian summer

According to Wikipedia, ‘Indian summer is a period of unseasonably warm, dry weather that sometimes occurs in autumn in the Northern Hemisphere’. Well, here...

Bodegas Tierra Hermosa re-visited

I first wrote about Harry Hunt, founder of Tierra Hermosa, towards the end of 2012, telling the fascinating story of his exit from the...

Stars rising in the east!

No, not that star – these stars (plural) are the wine making countries of Eastern Europe: Bulgaria, Romania and Moldova. I’m disappointed to have had...

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...

Reflecting the soul of the vineyard

Terroir - 'The complete natural environment in which a particular wine is produced, including factors such as the soil, topography, and climate.' Terroir - 'The...

Time to man-up and drink pink

Readers in more northern climes than here in Spain (Cork Talk is available online all over the world www.costa-news.com click Features, Cork Talk) might...

Closure and a new era for cava

Yes, a touch oxymoronic, I agree, but sit back, cava glass (no more than two thirds full) in hand and please read on –...

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...

Romanian wines overcoming the perception block

Q. What do the following have in common: an English lady, living in Scotland; an Italian lady, living in Germany; an English man living...

Cavas Vía de la Plata

Although the Vía de la Plata (‘silver route’), which runs through Extremadura taking pilgrims to Santiago de la Compostela, does eventually lead to the...

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