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Cuvée 3000 turnover soars boosted by thirst for natural wines

Published:  16 April, 2018

Cuvée 3000 - Spain’s leading natural wine distributor, has announced a 20% rise in annual turnover with growth triggered by a ‘double effect’ in demand: growth in wine consumption (especially for local wines), coupled with an “explosion in demand” for natural wines.

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'Corpinnat', yet one more classification for Cava wines

Published:  11 April, 2018

Cava, Spain's sparkling wine Denomination of Origin based almost entirely in Penedès, Catalonia now has another potential classification to add labels.

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Rioja unveils new global brand identity as part of €11m push

Published:  10 April, 2018

Denominación de Origen Calificada Rioja has unveiled a new brand identity introducing a ‘Saber quién eres' global brand message for the region.

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Hallgarten promotes lesser-known Spanish regions with 12 new producers

Published:  06 April, 2018

Specialist wine importer Hallgarten & Novum Wines has introduced 12 new Spanish producers, adding a total of 35 new wines from 10 different regions, to its portfolio.

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La Rioja Alta takes new step in green commitment

Published:  27 March, 2018

La Rioja Alta has taken the latest step in its sustainable commitment by allocating 16 hectares of its vineyards to 100% organic viticulture.

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Spain raises the stakes

Published:  23 March, 2018

Spain has long been known as the commercial hub of Europe’s classic winemaking regions – a category that has traditionally seen off-trade sales veer towards its £5-£10 “sweet spot” or lower, to the sub-£5, rather than its top tier of lauded pagos.

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Viña Ijalba highlights organic focus with image refresh

Published:  20 March, 2018

Pioneering Rioja winery has unveiled a new look for its range aimed at reflecting its sustainable vineyard practices and it’s work to recover minority native grape varieties.

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Mediterranean momentum

Published:  19 March, 2018

Wine from Mediterranean countries accounts for more than half of the world’s global wine production – and it’s growing, with sparkling leading the charge. Jo Gilbert reports

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Rioja exports on the up boosted by the UK and white

Published:  12 March, 2018

Export sales of Rioja increased by 4.39% in 2017 compared to the previous year boosted by a strong UK performance, the Consejo Regulador of Rioja DOCa has revealed.

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Wines of Spain unveils new Caballeros for 2018

Published:  12 March, 2018

Wines of Spain has unveiled two new Caballeros for 2018 - Peter Dauthieu and Marisol Bueno.

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Boutinot unveils Rioja trio with 'unexpected' design

Published:  08 March, 2018

Boutinot has unveiled a new range of Riojas featuring labels designed to break from ‘the traditional Rioja wine language of competitors’.

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Navarra goes back to its roots with Garnacha rosados

Published:  16 February, 2018

In the not-so-distant past, Garnacha accounted for 90% of plantings in Navarra. After falling to around 20% in the 1980s, it is now on the rise says Navarra DO president David Palacios, as winemakers flock back to the region’s once signature grape

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Star wines and evolution trails at Wines from Spain's annual trade tasting

Published:  15 February, 2018

This year’s Wines from Spain annual trade tasting will highlight the opportunities from Spain’s myriad DOs, styles, grape varieties and terroirs, with importers also selecting their ‘star wines’ from across the on and off-trades.

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Conviviality signs deal as Marqués de Riscal distributor

Published:  13 February, 2018

Conviviality has signed a deal as the exclusive UK distributor of Marqués de Riscal, taking over from Barwell & Jones.

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Gonzalez Byass goes sherry light with a twist on an old classic

Published:  13 February, 2018

Packed out sherry and port stands at Gonzalez Byass UK’s tasting yesterday showed there is strength in the traditional fortified category, with Quinta do Noval and flagship Tio Pepe brand drawing crowds.

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Mar de Frades appoints Enotria & Coe as UK distributor

Published:  05 February, 2018

Mar de Frades, the Albariño-specialising Rías Baixas sister to Rioja’s Ramón Bilbao, has appointed Enotria & Coe as its UK distributor with immediate effect taking over from Cellar Trends.

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CVNE acquires Cava producer Roger Goulart

Published:  22 January, 2018

Compañia Vinicola del Norte de España (CVNE) has ventured outside Rioja for the first time with the purchase of Cava D.O. producer Roger Goulart.

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Albariño to become important white variety in the Western Cape

Published:  22 January, 2018

Albariño is poised to become an important white variety in the Western Cape, according to leading viticulturist Dean Leppan

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Rioja directs coffers on global promotional spend and single village clarity for 2018

Published:  16 January, 2018

The Rioja Control Board is continuing to invest heavily in its marketing activity in 12 key countries, including the UK.

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Regionalised price increases set to squeeze Europe’s big three thanks to woeful harvest

Published:  05 January, 2018

Europe ran the full gamut of extreme weather conditions last year - everything from frost to fires and heatwaves.

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