Colin : October 14, 2018 12:42 pm : Events

*Advance Warning – Date to be confirmed, likely to be Tuesday 20th November or Wednesday 21st November*

Another of our super Lunches with Wine Tasting @ La Parrilla del Celler, in Javea Pueblo (Javea Old Town) – with the inimitable Chef-Patron Pepe, cooking us up a super lunch, which will be paired with fine wines – including different styles of Sherry!

Think Sherry is outdated, something to suffer at Aunt Maude’s Christmas gathering?

Think again!

There’s such a variety of styles, pairing perfectly with different foods – once tasted, you’ll be a fan, for sure!

Wines also – and great fun!

Watch this space for more details!

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Colin : September 21, 2018 1:33 pm : Events

The exciting new concept of over 20 International Wines by the glass, all kept in perfect conditions, has arrived in Javea!

Colin Harkness (International Wine Judge, Critic, Writer, Member of the Circle of Wine Writers and Broadcaster) will join Flavors’ Argentinean Sommelier, Mariano Toscano guiding us through wines from several different countries!

We will taste 4 specially selected top International Wines! There will also be tapas to be enjoyed. Plus, clients will have 5€ placed on their special Flavors Cards to be used to sample more wine from the state-of-the art showcases during the evening.

Please call Colin, or Text/Whatsapp, soon, on 629 388 159 to reserve your places; e-mail ; or of course call in to book at Flavors of Javea Pueblo. Warning: Places are limited – so please reserve as soon as possible!

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Summer Break!

Colin : June 28, 2018 11:08 am : Events

Many thanks for consulting my Events Page – in truth I’ve been rather lax in keeping this up to date, my apologies! However, I have made it part of my focus for the future!

So, after my summer break, I will be keeping this page up to date, advising of the various wine related events with which I’m involved.

I do hope you will be able to join us at such events  when we restart in September.

Have a great summer!

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Second Wine Pairing Lunch at La Parrilla, Javea – Weds. 16th May!

Colin : April 29, 2018 11:12 am : Events

Photos (to follow!) of the recent full house wine pairing lunch with Joseparrilla Belles Monferrer of La Parrilla del Celler, Javea Pueblo, earlier this week.

Photos here, soon!

Great fun, food and wine!

The next such event, same venue – different menu and different wines is on Wednesday 16th May, starting at 1pm! The cost is just 30€, for five courses and five wines (generously poured!). Anybody like to join us? Please just message me, or call/whatsapp me on 629388159!

See you there?

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Colin : April 8, 2018 1:18 pm : Events

Tuesday 24th April – Wine Pairing Lunch in Javea!

Several will remember the truly excellent and generous wine tastings with great lunches held at Pepe’s atmospheric and authentic, La Parilla, in Javea Old Town, on the tiny calle opposite the main entrance to the church!

Well, I’m delighted to announce that Pepe and Bodegas Balmoral have invited me to present a tasting with lunch at Pepe’s on Tuesday 24th April, beginning at 1pm.

We are tasting, two Sparklers, very much in the Champagne style (the wine maker is French!) – a white and a rosé: a white wine, and two reds. Bodegas Balmoral makes top quality still and sparkling wines, which I just know you are going to love!

The menu, which will follow this e-mail asap, will be designed around these wines, and as many will know, Pepe really knows his cooking!

It’s 30€ and I can’t wait!

Please Note: La Parilla is small and in order to make sure we are comfortable, numbers will have to be limited – this is why I’m giving you as much advance notice as possible! In fact we have now only 9 places left!

So you can reserve by e-mail to; or please whatsapp or call me on (00 34) 629 388 159.

Thanks for your time!


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7 thoughts on “Events”

  1. Enjoy your articles and advice therein. For my sins I am President of the Phoenix Social Club in Velez Malaga. Mostly Brit retirees (but not ALL!). Interested in Bodega visits or Wine tastings but must be fairly low budget. Do you have a newsletter?
    Best Wishes

  2. Colin, I found your website as a result of being invited to a wine tasting later this month near Denia which I understand you will facilitate. I see that you organise visits to wineries including tours, wine tasting and dining. My partner Janet and I thoroughly enjoy such visits and over the years have included them on our holidays in Chile, Argentina, South Africa, Spain and I took a bicycle tour of wineries in Sonoma Valley, California many years ago. We are definitely not experts! Now that I spend most of my time in Valencia it would be great to visit more Spanish wineries. So far we have visited Torre Oria and Enguera. Do you publish details in your newsletter (to which I have subscribed today) or separately? Joe.

  3. Hi Joe and Janet, I have replied by e-mail. Hope you have received it? I’ll see you at the wine tasting you mention – please make yourselves known to me! looking forward to meeting you! Saludos, Colin

  4. Hi Ken – I hope you have received my reply (sent late, apologies!)? Please confirm receipt and if we can discuss things further, I’d be delighted, of course! Saludos, Colin

  5. Hi there Colin,
    remember me…..Alison? I hear you are having a Wine Tasting in Alfaz Mendoza and Lunch after, may Ann, Ken and I join you?

  6. Dear Mr Harkness,

    I am Social Secretary for the Montgo Residents’ Association, Javea and would like to organise an event with you. We would have an audience of between 20 and 50, depending upon the format I agree with you.

    Probably a lunch, followed by your presentation or a lunch with paired wines which you introduce the selected wine: I’m happy to run with whichever format you prefer. We could hold it at a venue, such as La Parrilla, of your choosing, or I could probably organise Le Gourmand, which is our local venue.

    I look forward to hearing your views.

  7. Hola Chris – a great pleasure to hear from you! As you know, we have been in contact since you posted this comment, and I’m on the case! Gracias!

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