Client Comments

Much Appreciated Feedback re Radio Programme!

Colin : July 13, 2017 2:11 pm : Recommendations
Hi Colin
Heard you you on the radio yesterday for the first time. We thought it was very good.
We have been on trips with you before & enjoyed the trip to Hoya de Cadenas. If you go there . . . . . . let us know.
While we listened to you on the radio we were preparing a chicken Jalfrese. Could you advise us on the radio (or in a book) which red wine goes with different curries & different foods. We think this could be very popular.
Bye for now
Alan & Lynne Palmer
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Balancines Wines in Javea’s excellent wine bar, La Trastienda!

Colin : July 6, 2017 11:21 pm : Recommendations


Last week we again took part in one of Colin's events. A wonderful tasting evening accompanied by some of the best small plated meals (the word "tapa" just doesn't do justice to the wonderful dishes served to us at La Trastienda in Javea's Old Town)!

How Colin is able to construct packages like this, no fewer than 6 courses with several different wines of generous measure, all for 30€. It is a remarkable achievement! We look forward to attending more in the future.
Thank you Colin and also a big thank you to the management and staff at La Trastienda.

Graham & Linda Powell
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Musical Dinner with Paired Wines

Colin : July 6, 2017 11:00 pm : Recommendations
Hi Col,
You excelled yourself once more by introducing us to Restaurante Puerto Blanco in Calpe, an inspired choice of venue. We both enjoyed fantastic food and impeccable service complemented by your excellent choices of wine from Bodegas Castaño.
You even managed to persuade Raquel from that bodega to be part of the evening.
Not only that but we were splendidly entertained by the lovely Claire-Marie who sang beautifully and gave us some haunting flute pieces.
The whole evening was very special and your descriptions of each wine were educational and fun. Roll on your next wine and food pairing evening.
Cheers, Mick
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Extract from a Client’s letter to a friend following our Musical Dinner with Paired Wines

Colin : July 6, 2017 10:45 pm : Recommendations

Extract from a Letter to a friend

20 June 2017

Dear Jody,

What a wonderful evening you missed last night.

From the moment we walked into the beautiful gardens of Puerto Blanco in Calpe we knew we were in for a treat.

We were not to be disappointed.  As always Colin presented a perfect match of  wonderful wines, this time from Bodegas Castaño ……. with the delicious dishes provided by Philip the excellent chef at Puerto Blanco.

Claire-Marie’s music and beautiful voice were very much the icing on the cake and perfectly matched the ambience of a dreamy summer’s evening.

The end of the evening was tinged with a little sadness as this was to be the last of the season’s tastings. It had been a wonderful year, tasting wines from all over Spain, and we of course had been fortunate enough to attend many of them.

We can’t wait to learn what treats Colin has in store for us for next season, which of course starts in September … watch this space …


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Casa Cantó to blend beautiful music, fine wine, and dinner too!

Colin : May 15, 2017 3:51 pm : Recommendations


Dear Colin,

I have just subscribed to Claire’s YouTube [Claire Marie Soprano] and will certainly share some of her songs/videos!  Well done! Claire has a beautiful voice and I very much look forward to hearing it again, wherever I am!

I hope you really enjoyed your birthday and that the celebrations went on all weekend – and are possibly still on-going!  I so enjoyed the evening and although I wasn’t drinking the wine, I got such pleasure from everyone else’s enjoyment – only sorry James missed out!

Karina has promised to open the ‘Botos de Barro [the generic name of the wine portfolio tasted] with him so he will at least get a little taste of it after all!

I hope that we can sign up again for another event before too long and all very best wishes for a good summer!

With kind regards to you both,

Sally King

Dunnanelly Country House

+44 (0)7712 779085

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2 thoughts on “Client Comments”

  1. Colin,
    I saw your ad in a paper. I have a house in Cap de Negre but only visit occasionally from Ireland. Nevertheless I would be keen to hear of any events I could attend as I have a keen interest in wine, and in fact if I have advanced notification I could plan trips incorporating such events. Hope to hear from you.
    Mike Burrows

  2. Hi Mike – I hope you’ve received my e-mail reply? Please confirm. Thank you for your interest. Saludos, Colin

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