A Rosé fizz & a Chardonnay for summer


I wouldn’t say I was inundated, but it is true that I receive a large number of solicited and unsolicited wines during the year. I’m not complaining of course – it gives me the opportunity to further promote the wines of my adoptive country. And, yes, I admit it, I’m quite partial to a drop of fine Spanish wine myself!
Usually, the wines I receive all come from the same bodega. I have been asked occasionally over the years why it is that practically all of my articles are positive about the wines therein. I can understand the worry – am I being compromised by feeling that I have to write ‘nicely’ about wines that I have received gratis? And, if this is the case, am I therefore not giving readers wholly truthful advice?

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