28 Jan

Gold medal for Los Aguilares Pinot Noir

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MÁLAGA WOULD not come all that high up on most people’s list of major wine-making areas in Spain but the province is quietly boosting its reputation in the industry. The latest Sierras de Málaga “Denominación de Origen” wine to receive international recognition is the 2008 Pinot Noir from Cortijo Los Aguilares in Ronda: awarded a Grand Gold Medal at the Mondial du Pinot Noir in Sierre, Switzerland. […]

Australia Day DILEMMA

26 Jan

“Rubbish” or worth celebrating?

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TWO DIVERSE but excellently enunciated views in The Punch about marking “Australia Day” on 26 January…

Δ  Rubbish

Δ  Worth celebrating


25 Jan

Traditional celebrations at “home” of the Coast’s Burns Suppers

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BURNS NIGHT COMES but once a year, but at Hotel Tamisa Golf (Mijas) one night is just not enough. Over Saturday, Sunday and Monday (23, 24 and 25 January) more than 350 people joined in the traditional Scottish celebration inspired by the poet Robert Burns.


Junior MASTER to tour STAR

21 Jan

Pablo Martin honoured by La Cala Resort

la cala 1 MÁLAGA-BORN Pablo Martín, winner of the Alfred Dunhill Championship in South Africa (first event of the 2010 European Tour), was presented with the La Cala Resort Junior Masters Player of the Year award at a ceremony to launch this year’s Junior Masters tournament. […]


21 Jan

BARELY 24 HOURS after releasing a digitally manipulated image of how Osama Bin Laden might look these days, the portrait was withdrawn from the official page of the Rewards for Justice program ($25 million reward for the Al Qaeda leader) after the FBI admitted it had been based on an electoral photo of Spanish Izquierda Unida parliamentarian and former leader Gaspar Llamazares.
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Gaspar Llamazares  FBI director Robert Mueller  Osama Bin Laden

LIVE music in MALAGA

20 Jan

New season at Echegaray Theatre

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Robert Fripp

FORMER KING CRIMSON guitarist Robert Fripp and jazz and progressive rock flautist Theo Travis (Gong) will be presenting songs from their album Thread during two concerts at the newly re-opened Echegaray Theatre in Málaga capital on 29 and 30 April. […]


20 Jan

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Debut in Australia

PEDRO MARTÍNEZ de la Rosa, one of Formula 1’s nice guys and (with Antonio Lobato) the only member of last season’s commentating team for La Sexta that made their TV coverage bearable (the OzinSpain household depends exclusively on Spanish Digital+ channels) will be back in the driver’s seat this year as BMW Sauber’s second signing after Kamui Kobayashi.


WORLDLY charms

16 Jan

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FORGET TARIFA… male admirers are already reportedly flocking to Spanish travel agencies to book their 2010 summer beach holidays in La Linea – the glamorous gateway to Gibraltar.


The TABLOID Marbella

12 Jan

HACKNEYED and shallow? Just a pleasant little jolly for Piers? Or this there any truth to it? You be the judge…


1 Jan

Kupka, Horses – and Playthings

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Picasso's Caballo Alado

AN EXHIBITION of Czech artist Frantisek Kupka’s work from the Centre Pompidou Collection is on show at the Museo Picasso in Málaga capital until 25 April. […]