Every time you publicise a trip to a bodega, I check my diary to see if I can possibly come along – they are all such fun. Quite apart from travelling with a jolly crowd of fellow wine-lovers, we always get to see such wonderful countryside. It makes a lovely change not to be driving and of course, it means that I won’t have a problem with the boys in blue – or green for that matter. For me, the best bit is the actual tour of the bodega. You always seem to take us to such picturesque bodegas run by the nicest people all of whom are able to convey their absolute love of the process and, of course, the final product. I have to say that your extensive knowledge of wine is a great help too especially during the tasting and I’ve learned so much about what to look for when choosing a wine. Thank you for all your bodega trips; I’ve thoroughly enjoyed all of them – long may they continue. Ros.
Although I drink quite a lot of wine, I was anxious to learn more about it so when I learned of your course I signed up. Although the course was primarily designed for the restaurateur wishing to improve his knowledge of wine and raise the quality of service to his customers, it was billed as also being suitable for ‘other interested parties’ which described me perfectly! As I would expect from you, the course was incredibly comprehensive and I learned a huge amount – but how on earth did you manage to make it so interesting and such fun at the same time? I can now buy wine with great confidence knowing that I’m not going to be ripped off but paying a fair price for a wine of excellent quality and I’ve even begun to substitute quality for quantity in my wine drinking! Mick
Gracias Colin por tu excelente trabajo!
Creo que eres un gran embajador del vino español para el gran publico ingles. Nadie describe mejor que tu el buen vino y sus bodegas.-
Yo personlamente debo agradecerte por las catas que has realizado en La Vinoteca aqui en Calpe y por lo articulos que siempre has escrito comentando de manera detallada cada uno de los vinos que hemos degustado.-
Agradecerte tambien que me hayas invitado a la cata en vivo que hicimos en la Radio en Altea , fue una experiencia muy bonita poder hacerlo.
TE mereces lo mejor porque eres una gran persona !
Sigue adelante con tus proyectos y escribiendo tan buenos articulos!
Cecilia (La Vinoteca de Calpe)
The Spanish Wine Company S.L
Avd. Augusta, 22
03730 Jávea (Alicante)
Tel.: (+34) 96 646 3098
Fax.: (+34) 96 579 1861
Móvil: (+34) 663 858 267
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Tel.: +34 618003704
Since Casa del Vino opened in April 2008 Colin has shown enthusiasm in our selection of wines plus hosting some of our wine tastings at the shop. He’s an absolute delight to listen to and has a great wealth of information not only of the wines but of most of the wineries as well!
Casa del Vino
Jávea, Alicante, Spain
It is great to see the development of your website after these years of so close a collaboration. Your knowledge on wine and viticulture as well as your passion to communicate it, has been of great help to both promote our wines and spread what Monastrell means to the Castaño family. It has always been a pleasure to count on you for tastings in the province of Alicante, specially focused on introducing our Monastrell-based wines to English speaking people, or to bring over such lovely groups to our three wineries and vineyards: Bodegas Castaño in DO Yecla, Bodegas Sierra Salinas in DO Alicante and Altos del Cuadrado in DO Jumilla.
Thank you for having us mentioned in your articles and for introducing our wines to so many people over the years. We hope to be able to have your highly esteemed collaboration in the future and we also hope that many other can benefit of it too!
Good luck in this new enterprise!
M. Carmen Puche Ortega
Marketing & Communication
Telf. 968 79 11 15 – Fax. 968 79 19 00
Ctra. Fuenteálamo, 3 – Apdo. 120
30510 – YECLA (Murcia) ESPAÑA