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Spanish chef Pizarro signs as ambassador for wine producer Codorníu in the UK

Published:  11 August, 2015

Spanish wine producer Codorníu Raventos has signed up chef José Pizarro as its ambassador in the UK for the next two years.


Insights: The rise of Spanish white wines in the on-trade

Published:  11 August, 2015

Spanish white wines are emerging from the shadow of the reds with a number of varieties and styles that are making headway in the UK on-trade.


SPI launches new luxury wine division with Arinzano acquisition

Published:  31 July, 2015

International wine and spirits producer the SPI Group has acquired the Spanish Arinzano Winery for its new luxury wine division, HEW Holding.


Cordoníu hires Bradbury as UK managing director

Published:  28 July, 2015

Bodegas y Viñedos Cordoníu Raventós has appointed Simon Bradbury as managing director of its UK business.


Bodegas Tierra Hermosa launches sourcing venture

Published:  28 July, 2015

Andalucían wine producer Bodegas Tierra Hermosa is to launch a service sourcing Spanish wines for international importers, distributors and retailers.


Boutinot releases entry-level Spanish wine pair for independents

Published:  17 July, 2015

Boutinot has worked with Spanish producer Bodegas Murviedro to produce a red and a white entry level wine aimed at the on-trade and independent retailers.


Last chance for shops to take part in Shop Rioja campaign and win £1,000 for new listings

Published:  16 July, 2015

Independent wine retailers have a last chance to enter the Shop Rioja campaign and win £1,000 towards new listings of the Spanish region's wines.


Ten is the magic number for Rioja in autumn tasting and awards initiatives

Published:  13 July, 2015

Wines From Rioja is introducing two new initiatives to raise the profile of the region in the UK market.


Crown Cellars broadens outlook on wines from Spain and Australia

Published:  03 July, 2015

Carlsberg UK's on-trade wine division Crown Cellars has beefed up its Spanish and Australian wine ranges as part of its annual range review.


Codorníu aims to make mark in top end with luxury Cava

Published:  18 June, 2015

Cava producer Codorníu is aiming to raise its profile in the top-end on-trade with the introduction of a luxury mark to the UK.


Fenavin wine fair has positioned itself as a gateway to Spanish diversity

Published:  08 June, 2015

Having emerged as Spain's pre-eminent wine fair, Fenavin has positioned itself as a gateway to Spanish diversity as well as value. 


Wine Vision 2015 travels to Bilbao, gateway to Rioja Alavesa, the 'land of a 1,000 wines'

Published:  03 June, 2015

Wine Vision, the must attend event for business leaders across the global wine industry, is set to go global when it returns in November.


Wines of Rioja looking to crown a 'Rioja retailer of the year'

Published:  27 May, 2015

There's still time to enter Wines from Rioja campaign for independent retailers, which runs throughout October.


Cava needs to better communicate quality, trade body claims

Published:  12 May, 2015

Cava needs to better communicate its quality credentials, the head of the Cava trade body has claimed.


Wine from Rioja to run its 'Shop Rioja' campaign in October

Published:  08 May, 2015

Wines from Rioja will be running its 'Shop Rioja' campaign again this year for the month of October.


González Byass releases Tio Pepe En Rama 2015 in the UK

Published:  21 April, 2015

Tio Pepe En Rama 2015, a limited edition unfiltered and unclarified fino sherry which is part of the González Byass portfolio, is set to be released at the end of April in the UK.


Rioja 2014 official vintage rated 'good' with increased quantities over last year

Published:  20 April, 2015

The thirtieth officially rated vintage in Rioja was rated 'good' by the control board for the Designated of Origin (DOC) with quantities looking to be higher than the 2013 vintage.


Pernod Ricard Bodegas launches start-up Winnovation Lab

Published:  17 April, 2015

Pernod Ricard Bodegas, the Spanish branch of the larger French company Pernod Ricard, launched the Winnovation Lab, an innovation incubator and ideas laboratory, this week.


Global wine supplies relatively 'balanced', but expect premium supplies to tighten, Rabobank says

Published:  15 April, 2015

Global wine inventories appear to be balanced, according to the latest wine report from Rabobank - but the report warns of variations in supply between the premium and generic ends. 


Q&A: Damian Clarke of Freixenet's UK says his past work with FMCGs is helping to build stronger brands in wine trade

Published:  14 April, 2015

After a career spanning many leading grocery brands, Freixenet's UK boss Damian Clarke explains how his classic FMCG training is paying dividends in sparkling wine in the UK.