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Rioja Wine Academy launches

Published:  12 February, 2020

The DOCa Rioja Regulatory Council has launched a digital bilingual education project.

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Ramón Bilbao exceeds sustainability target

Published:  07 January, 2020

Ramón Bilbao has announced it has exceeded targets on its sustainability drive in both its winery and vineyards.

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Boutinot adds three Spanish agencies

Published:  19 December, 2019

Boutinot has strengthened its Spanish portfolio with the addition of three new agencies: Gomez Cruzado in Rioja, Bodegas Granbazan in Rías Baixas and Menade in Rueda.

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Rueda DO gets approval for series of modifications

Published:  28 November, 2019

The Rueda DO has got the approval to carry out a series of modifications to its product specification (basic DO regulations) and labelling instructions.

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North South Wines partners with Vallformosa Cava

Published:  21 November, 2019

North South Wines has signed a distribution deal with Cava producer Vallformosa.

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Double-digit UK growth for Rías Baixas Albariño

Published:  12 November, 2019

Britain's thirst for Albariño wines from Galicia, in Spain, continues to grow with Rías Baixas DO wine exports to the UK jumping by 21% in volume and 23.5% in value in the last year.

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Rioja declares 2019 ‘the’ vintage

Published:  25 October, 2019

Rioja has declared 2019 'the' vintage and, as reported across several European wine regions, one of lower yield but “maximum quality”.

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Official launch for Spanish Wine Scholar program

Published:  21 October, 2019

The Wine Scholar Guild (WSG) has officially launched its Spanish Wine Scholar (SWS) study and certification program.

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Gran Juvé & Camps reborn as organic Cava

Published:  15 October, 2019

Juvé & Camps has expressed its commitment to sustainability with the launch of the first organic certified vintage of its flagship premium Cava.

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Organic rise lifts Spain's export potential

Published:  14 October, 2019

The number of organic wine producers in Spain jumped by 10% in 2018 to 1,033 up from 939 in 2017, new government figures show.

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Ribera whites herald new era

Published:  08 October, 2019

Spain’s Ribera del Duero wine board has authorised DO (Denominación de Origen) status for white wines.

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Jascots adds Domaine Les Goubert

Published:  30 September, 2019

Jascots Wine Merchants has added the Gigondas and Côtes du Rhône wines of Domaine Les Goubert to its Rhône portfolio.

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Torres calls for action on climate change

Published:  30 September, 2019

Family-run Spanish wine producer Familia Torres has renewed its call for more action on climate change and declared its support for Fridays For Future, the international youth movement inspired by activist Greta Thunberg.

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Marques de Riscal ponders breakaway Rioja Reserva move with XR launch

Published:  12 September, 2019

Marques de Riscal has released its XR Rioja Reserva 2015, a wine which the Spanish producer said heralded its push for a new category of Reserva wines.

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Wine Scholar Guild launches new Spanish programme

Published:  24 July, 2019

Wine education body the Wine Scholar Guild is to launch a new study and certification programme centred on Spanish wine production in October.

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Spain's brave new world

Published:  23 July, 2019

The sense of discovery offered by Spain still has some way to run, as Andrew Catchpole reports.

That Spain has been on a roll over the past decade in terms of generating excitement is inarguable. Reworked, emerging and new regions have been pumping out the vinous equivalent of fireworks, delighting and engaging both critics and trade.

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Vallegarcía obtains own PDO

Published:  14 June, 2019

Vallegarcía has obtained its own Protected Designation of Origin (PDO), the Official Journal of the European Union (OJ) has announced.

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Indigo adds Bodega Lanzaga to its portfolio

Published:  29 May, 2019

Spanish specialist Indigo Wine has signed a deal as the UK distributor of Telmo Rodríguez and Pablo Eguzkiza’s Bodega Lanzaga – the duo’s visionary project to restore special historic vineyard sites in Rioja.

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Hallgarten adds Bodegas Resalte de Peñafiel to Spanish portfolio

Published:  19 March, 2019

Hallgarten & Novum Wines has added Ribera del Duero producer Bodegas Resalte de Peñafiel to its Spanish portfolio.  

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Rueda DO turns focus on Rueda rather than Verdejo in renewed UK export campaign

Published:  26 February, 2019

Boosted by a 2018 bumper crop, the Rueda DO wine board is this year renewing its export campaign switching its focus from the region’s predominant Verdejo grape variety to Rueda.

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