New Member: Colin Harkness

An ex-P.E., English & Special Needs teacher; professional football scout; and restaurateur, Colin Harkness has been making a living (nearly!) from writing and broadcasting about Spanish wines for twenty years now, having emigrated to Alicante from UK in 1997.

Colin sits annually on judging panels for several DOs & other competitions in Spain as well as being a regular on the Spanish panel of the IWSC. He also judges in Eastern Europe.

Colin presents his own English language radio programme, ‘The Fine Wine & Gourmet Dine Programme’, Total FM, and continues to write ‘Cork Talk’, the wine column he founded for the Costa News Group SL, soon after arrival in Spain. He is very involved in wine tourism in Spain, having started before the word ‘enoturismo’ had been coined!

Colin presents wine tastings and pairing events, often including Popular Opera and Classical Music, performed by his wife, Claire-Marie.


Welcome to the Circle Colin, and we look forward to sharing your news on The Circular!