Client Comments

In Support of Local Wines!

Colin : May 21, 2019 3:38 pm : Recommendations

Due to the fact that I am blessed to have groups here from Sweden with Milagro that want to try the Spanish wines, and are lucky to know the best teacher in Spanish wines, Colin Harkness. I have tasted a lot of them and I am amazed that there is so few restaurants that keep the local wines on the list. Think the restaurants here in Javea should promote more of the fantastic wines in the region, and there is a lot of them. Take for example Enrique Mendoza WineryPepe Mendoza Casa Agrícola or Juan PiquerasBodega Mustiguillo – DOP El Terrerazo as some of the bunch. There are so many just a step outside our walls…. Have you for example tasted the “orange wine”” WOW!!! It will be BIG!! Elisabeth Holmstöm

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Swedish Group Visits Bodegas Enrique Mendoza

Colin : May 21, 2019 3:24 pm : Recommendations

Thank you Colin for your wine expertise during this week!! It was superb!! Now, we really want to try the orange wine…. 🍾😍😃

 It was great to have you with us as an expert to clarify some things that were said!! Thank you Colin for your time with us, it was great!! Elisabeth Holmström, Milagro Javea, milagro.nu/

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Wine Tasting Lunch at Restaurante Canali, Javea/Benitachell

Colin : May 16, 2019 2:46 pm : Recommendations

Thank you Colin for an excellent wine tasting lunch yesterday at Restaurante Canali. It was a perfect setting with great wines and delicious food! Excellent pairing of wines with the menu. Well done Colin! A brilliant way to spend a birthday! Thank you! Jane Tovey

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Following a super wine tasting lunch at Restaurante Canali, where Canary Islands Cuisine is fused with Mediterranean cooking

Colin : May 16, 2019 12:37 pm : Recommendations

Colin – yesterday’s tasting was an excellent experience – good food, served at the right pace; excellent, professional service including fresh glasses for each new wine (wouldn’t have liked to be the washer-upper!), and – given we were blessed with good weather – an excellent location and ambience. David Shaw

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Following a Wine Tasting Lunch at Restaurante Canali, Cost Blanca

Colin : May 16, 2019 12:31 pm : Recommendations

I don’t normally venture out for wine tastings during the workday, but decided to make an exception today after your absence and am so glad we did!

In my humble opinion, everything yesterday was spot on perfect: the menu was really good and matched the wines, all of which were superb, and I actually preferred the smaller portion sizes as we don’t normally eat much at lunch. All the other people at our table were pleasant company too.

Looking forward to a repeat performance! Neil Corke

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Following a private tasting in Moraira, Costa Blanca.

Colin : May 9, 2019 3:18 pm : Recommendations

Colin, just a short note to say thank you for Tuesday evening. It was an amazing evening, we never stopped talking about the wines and all the very interesting facts etc you passed on about wine in general and the absolutely glorious wines you chose. I have been trying to get Melvyn to join our little wine club for years and he has always said it wasn’t for him, so I owe you a personal big thank you as he is now looking forward to joining our lovely wine group, you really lit a fire under his love of wine! Well, Colin, thank you so much, it was a real pleasure to meet you. Margaret and Melvyn

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Following the ‘Good to be Alive Wine Tasting Lunch, May 2019, La Parrilla del Celler, Javea

Colin : May 9, 2019 3:14 pm : Recommendations

Thanks for a super lunch and tasting yesterday, hope next week’s event is just as successful! Colin & Jane

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Following the ‘Good to be Alive’ Wine Tasting Lunch at La Parrilla del Celler, May 2019 Colin

Colin : May 9, 2019 3:11 pm : Recommendations

Colin – thanks for today’s wine tasting, always informative and enjoyable! We had booked 4 places for the next one at Canali, unfortunately only two places now required. All the best, looking forward to the next one! David and Monika

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The ‘Good to be Alive’ Wine Tasting Lunch, La Parrila del Celler, Javea, May 2019

Colin : May 9, 2019 2:42 pm : Recommendations

Hi, Colin – Thank you again for a great wine tasting lunch. We both hope you are fine? You did really well! Hope you are having a good rest tonight! We enjoyed meeting your lovely friends Jane and Colin and stayed chatting to the lovely couple Jen and Paul for ages afterwards! Drinking Coffee! Thank you for accepting us both for the wine tasting on Wednesday 15th May. Best wished, Jane and Richard.

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Following the ‘Good to be Alive’ Wine Tasting Lunch @ La Parrilla del Celler, Javea, May 2019

Colin : May 9, 2019 2:29 pm : Recommendations

Hi Colin really enjoyed your wine tasting event today . Please put me on your email address for future events including your wife’s orchestra etc . Hope it wasn’t too tiring for you and look forward to seeing you soon . Trevor

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The Final Wine Tasting Lunch of 2018!

Colin : November 26, 2018 10:49 am : Recommendations

What a lovely lunch; great company, super food, excellent wines, and Colin singing the praises of the magnum. We look forward to the next tasting.

Ruth & Martin

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Following Wine Tasting Lunch; and Claire-Marie Trio Latin Jazz Concert; Sept. 2018

Colin : October 24, 2018 7:07 pm : Recommendations
I wanted to thank you for the lovely wine pairing, we are loving the wines we bought (especially my Viognier, my favourite at the moment).  Dessert wine being saved for an appropriate Sunday lunch when it is cold enough to have that here.

We also enjoyed the concert at the Lavender Gardens, so please keep us updated.
Jean 
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Following Part Thirteen of my blog, A Season in the Life of a Vine!

Colin : September 7, 2018 11:17 am : Recommendations

Thanks for the blog Colin that’s very interesting and the fact the white grapes have ripened behind the reds this year is also interesting.
Now the grapes are safe indoors and the land is enjoying some well needed rain.

Best regards
Sue & Roger

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Following Part Ten of ‘A Season in the Life of a Vine’, blog

Colin : August 19, 2018 3:27 pm : Recommendations

Love this blog…where near Calpe?  Could we help harvest?

Amanda Jayne Thomas

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Talks a good game?

Colin : August 19, 2018 1:30 pm : Recommendations

Colin Harkness – you write as you speak, with enthusiasm as well as (dare I say it?) well rooted knowledge. This signature attribute of engaging dialogue is one of the many things that continues to draw us in to the nucleus of your inner wine guru, which you manage to channel so effortlessly. That, and your willingness keep the glass full!

Carol Corke

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