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Rioja strategy bears fruit as domestic sales strengthen

Published:  09 February, 2016

Sales of Rioja hit a record 388 million bottles in 2015, with domestic growth for the iconic Spanish wine region matching export growth for the first time since the recession.


Q&A: Peter Sisseck, Pingus

Published:  04 February, 2016

Pingus owner Peter Sisseck signed a controversial manifesto in defense of Spanish terroir challenging the dominance of the country's top DOs. Sisseck explains why a village specific approach is essential for Spain's future.


Wines from Rioja to drive UK growth as sales outpace the market

Published:  03 February, 2016

Wines from Rioja is to extend its marketing activities in the UK as sales of Rioja continue to outpace the market.


Analysis: Catalonia's rebellious Penedès region

Published:  26 January, 2016

In Catalonia, a region that has been actively trying to secede from Spain for the last 300 years, Catalans are nothing if not determined to shake up the staus quo..


Morrison's listing for Cellers Unió Priorat

Published:  25 January, 2016

Leading wine supplier Buckingham Schenk has secured a Morrisons listing for Señorio de Convey Priorat from its Spanish producer Cellers Unió.


Wines from Spain 2016 tasting date revealed

Published:  21 January, 2016

Tobacco Dock, London

Tobacco Dock, London

Tobacco Dock, London

The date of the Wines from Spain 2016 trade fair has been announced.


Successful Christmas launch for Bar 44 online retail service

Published:  07 January, 2016

Bar 44, the Welsh tapas bar and restaurant group, has successfully launched an online store to complement its existing customer offer.


Rioja discussing shift to terroir-based regulation

Published:  18 December, 2015

The Consejo Regulador DOCa Rioja is looking at introducing terroir-based regulation for the first time.


Codorníu Cava launches major Christmas ad campaign

Published:  08 December, 2015

Codorníu Cava is launching a major new campaign today to promote its two most recent releases, Codorníu Cuvée Barcelona Brut 1872 and Codorníu Anna Blanc de Blancs.


Wines of Rioja partners with Global Gift Foundation charity

Published:  03 December, 2015

Wines from Rioja has sponsored the Sixth Annual Global Gift Gala, which took place at the Four Seasons, Park Lane in London on Monday evening.


Insight: Is Ribera Del Duero in Rioja's shadow?

Published:  19 November, 2015

James Lawrence asks if there is any room for Ribera Del Duero in London's crowded on-trade?


Insight: Call for multi-national campaign to help boost awareness around Monastrell

Published:  17 November, 2015

Concerns in Spain over the decline in planting of Monastrell there have led one of their leading winemakers to advocate the launch of a joint marketing campaign with the other main growers of the grape - France, Australia and California.


Analysis: Can Cava strike gold on its quest for premiumisation?

Published:  13 November, 2015

James Lawrence takes a look at Cava producers who are bucking the trend, even leaving the regional Cava designation, in an effort to produce a more premium product. But how much traction are these Cava producers getting?


Bodegas Beronia offers festive Basque food-and-wine hampers

Published:  12 November, 2015

Rioja winery Bodegas Beronia has launched a range of food-and-wine hampers for the Christmas market in partnership with Basque food specialists San Sebastián Food.


Rioja recognises six key figures at inaugural annual London awards

Published:  11 November, 2015

The work of six leading industry figures was recognized by the Consejo Regulador DOCa Rioja at the inaugural Rioja Recognises awards ceremony in London last night.


Bodegas Ramón Bilbao goes back to the future to rebrand

Published:  03 November, 2015

Bodegas Ramón Bilbao has repackaged its range of Riojas to reflect the innovative and futuristic thinking of the 1920s, the era in which the bodega was founded.


Rioja 10 x 10: 100 of Rioja's Top Wines 2015

Published:  30 October, 2015

Wines from Rioja launches top 100 Riojas at new November tasting

Published:  27 October, 2015

Wines from Rioja is set to launch its selection of the top 100 Rioja wines at a special tasting event for the trade in November.


Insights: Australian wines move away from French varietals

Published:  20 October, 2015

Australian winemakers have long been moving away from hefty, high alcohol wines towards less oaked, cooler climate wines, with the growth of Pinot Grigio from Mornington Peninsular a prime example. However, the trend to also move away from the once overwhelming focus on French varietals seems to be growing.


Walker & Wodehouse strengthens Rioja portfolio with Cosme Palacio

Published:  15 October, 2015

Bibendum PLB subsidiary Walker & Wodehouse has added Rioja producer Bodegas Cosme Palacio to its Spanish portfolio.