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PLB brings Estrella Galicia to UK in on-trade exclusive

Published:  18 March, 2013

Estrella Galicia, a premium beer brand, which to date has only been imported by small independent Spanish importers in bottle format, is now being brought into the UK in kegs by PLB exclusively for the on-trade.

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Basset judge on sherry and food matching competition

Published:  12 March, 2013

UK sommelier and hotelier Gerard Basset OBE will be joining the judging panel of The Sherry Institute of Spain's bi-annual international food and sherry matching competition.

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Q&A with Codorniu's head winemaker Bruno Colomor Marti by Douglas Blyde

Published:  01 March, 2013

Douglas Blyde speaks to Barcelona-born, Bruno Colomer Martí, a winemaker since 1990 and head winemaker at the Codorníu cellars since 2008.

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EWBC Digital Wine Communications Conference to be held in Spain

Published:  25 February, 2013

The EWBC Digital Wine Communications Conference will return to La Rioja in October, the organisers have announced.

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Rioja enjoys record export highs

Published:  19 February, 2013

The DOCa Rioja has kept its sales over 355 million bottles for the third year in a row, with exports growing by 5.5%, offsetting the decline in sales in Spain.

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Matthew Clark to distribute Bodegas Baigorri

Published:  15 February, 2013

Wholesaler Matthew Clark, has taken on the UK agency for Bodegas Baigorri, securing exclusive distribution rights in the UK on and off-trade.

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Exclusive research: indies look to Old World for growth

Published:  15 February, 2013

European wines made from indigenous varieties are providing independent wine merchants with much more scope for growth compared with the New World's offering.

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Converting consumers to premium Rioja wines

Published:  01 February, 2013

Last year saw a host of independent merchants compete for the coveted title of Wines from Rioja's Retailer of the Year, run in association with Harpers. Carol Emmas catches up with those who put in the hard graft and saw increased sales

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How will you be changing your wine list this year?

Published:  24 January, 2013

As we go into 2013, we ask three industry sommeliers from Sketch, Coq d'Argent and Launceston Place how they'll be looking at changing their wine lists this year.

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PLB launches second regional roadshow

Published:  18 January, 2013

PLB is to launch its second UK Regional Roadshow tour with its specialist portfolio and has further announced it will join forces with Hatch Mansfield for the Scottish leg of the tour.

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Looking back on 2012 for the wine trade: part 2

Published:  19 December, 2012

Ready for the next instalment of what's gone on in the wine trade in 2012?

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Wines from Rioja names Retailer of the Year

Published:  18 December, 2012

Wines from Rioja has announced the winners of its Retailer of the Year Competition 2012 as Cambridge Wine Merchants, with the Longship, Orkney, as runner-up.

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Wines from Rioja announces Cambridge Wine Merchants as Retailer of the Year Competition

Published:  14 December, 2012

Wines from Rioja has announced the winners of its Retailer of the Year Competition as Cambridge Wine Merchants with runner-up, The Longship, Orkney.

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Louis Latour Agencies looks to bolster portfolio

Published:  13 December, 2012

Louis Latour Agencies is looking to boost its portfolio with producers from Champagne and Spain.

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Country reports: Spain

Published:  30 November, 2012

Spain has been reaching out to export markets, such as the UK, with an increasingly "can-do" attitude...

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Trade events November

Published:  26 November, 2012

Wednesday, November 28

Goedhuis & Co annual press and trade portfolio tasting and Rhone 2011 En Primeur tasting

 

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Rioja and Tempranillo lead Spanish charge

Published:  02 November, 2012

Rioja remains the top Spanish wine, but other Tempranillo-based wines are helping to drive the category, according to buyers.

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Spanish wine stalwart John Radford dies

Published:  29 October, 2012

Spanish wine champion John Radford died on October 19, aged 65.

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Cellar Trends to distribute Licor 43

Published:  24 October, 2012

Distributor Cellar Trends has taken a further step in its aim to become "champion of the UK cocktail sector", by taking on Spain's most widely exported liqueur Licor 43.

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Christina Pickard looks at the latest winemaking trends in Rioja

Published:  24 October, 2012

"My favourite wine is Rioja". It's a line I hear a lot. Despite the UK's frequent absence on Rioja's top five list of most important export markets, the British have had a long standing love affair with wines from this notoriously wealthy Spanish region.

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