Colin Harkness

Colin Harkness on Wine

Colin has lived in Spain for 19 years. He has been involved in Enoturismo (Wine Tourism) since before the word existed! Colin specialises in Spanish wines and is an International Wine Judge sitting annually on the Spanish Wine Panel of the International Wine & Spirits Competition (for whom he is also their Brand Ambassador in Spain), as well as Judging Panels for the internal wine competitions of individual Denominaciónes de Origen in Spain, such as DOP Yecla; DOP Bullas; DOP Rías Baixas; etc.

Colin has been writing Cork Talk for the English Language Newspaper Group, Costa News SL, since his arrival in Spain, as well as writing articles for various magazines, Spanish and English, over the years. He currently also writes for the UK based Glass of Bubbly Magazine where his remit is to report on Spanish Sparkling wine as well as sometimes on Cava.

Colin has guested on many radio programmes over the years, in Spain and also in the UK. He owned and ran two restaurants in Wirral, Merseyside before moving to Spain and this, coupled with his wine knowledge and broadcasting experience equips him rather well for his own radio programme, The Fine Wine & Gourmet Dine Programme on the English Language Total FM station (

Colin will be moderating a panel discussion titled:

Golden Rules for Successful Winery Visits

Building a successful winery tour & tasting room experience before, during and after the visit. Do’s and Don’ts. Bring plenty of questions for the panel.

Get the conclusions from the panel on Session 2.5 - Golden Rules for Successful Winery Visits>>

Join the IWINETC Network
Stay up to date on conference happenings