Fine Wine & Gourmet Dine Tour!

Colin : March 3, 2018 5:20 pm : Events



I’m delighted the super Fine Wine & Gourmet Dining Short Break Wednesday April 25th – Thursday April 26th in Jumilla, with an overnight stay at the luxurious Boutique Hotel, Casa Boquera, ideally placed between Yecla and Jumilla!

On the way to the hotel we will visit the excellent Bodegas Casa Rojo where we have a tour and Wine Pairing Lunch, where we will taste 6 of their excellent wines, made in different areas of Spain, each paired with a different dish!

At Casa Boquera, after checking into the luxury rooms, we will have dinner, served with their own Gold Medal winning Bodegas Boquera wine!

In the morning, after a buffet breakfast, we will make our way to Bodegas Finca Luzón, where we will tour their wine-making facility, followed by lunch in their cellar, served, with some of their top wines!

A very special two day break – for 285€ per person. For more details call 629 388 159 or e-mail NB only 14 places left!

Please contact me asap!

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Musical Dinner with Paired Wines

Colin : October 8, 2017 11:48 am : Events

Another of our very popular events, bringing together some of the finer things in life!

Saturday 25th November Claire-Marie ( and I will be presenting a wonderful four course dinner at Club Nautico, Restaurante Bela Dama, on the beautiful Moraira Harbour.

Each course will be paired with a fine wine, and we will also be enjoying the wonderful: Flute Favourites, Popular Opera, Classical Music, Songs from the Shows, and contemporary numbers too – all with the pure Soprano voice of Claire-marie!

Further details here soon!


Masterclass – All You Need To Know About Bobal!

Colin : October 8, 2017 11:39 am : Events

Friday 10th November.

This is an invitation only event to be held at Javea Golf Club, 10th November. There will be a 10 minute Power-Point Presentation whilst attendees sip a glass of chilled Blanc de Noir Sparkling Wine made from 100% Bobal; followed by tasting a top Bobal Rosado and two red Bobal wines, in fact the highest marked Bobal wines in the Peñin Guide!

There will then be super tapas served in the convivial atmosphere always prevalent at such occasions!

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Wine Tasting for Swedish Group

Colin : October 8, 2017 11:33 am : Events

18th October is the date for a private wine tasting event for a group of Swedish visitors to Javea. Although this is a private event, I mention it to inform readers that this is something I often organise – perhaps you would like to have such an event for your friends/group/association/club/business? Please contact me!

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Medal Winners at Recent DOP Bullas Wine Competition

Colin : March 26, 2017 12:59 pm : Events


Quite why this is displayed like this, I’m not sure –  but I hope you can rotate it and read which wines from which bodegas were the medal winners at this year’s DOP Bullas Wine Competition!



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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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