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Q&A: Rosana Lisa, Ramón Bilbao

Published:  03 December, 2020

As part of our Spanish Headline Hero series this month, Harpers caught up with Rosana Lisa, director of innovation, Ramón Bilbao

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A very Spanish hero

Published:  02 December, 2020

Rueda is the Spanish white with the most global appeal, but it’s more complex, higher-end wines deserve to be better known. Andrew Catchpole reports

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Spain: Leading the eco charge

Published:  30 November, 2020

Spain deserves better recognition as a leader in organic and sustainable viticulture and its time may well have come, writes Andrew Catchpole.

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Spain’s silver linings

Published:  26 November, 2020

While most areas of the trade experience decline, Spain still has the odd reason to be cheerful in buoyant UK exports and ever-robust Rioja. James Lawrence reports

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Q&A: Elena M Oyagüe, Cuatro Rayas

Published:  25 November, 2020

Winemaker Elena M Oyagüe of Cuatro Rayas explains what makes Rueda Verdejo unique, including the region’s very special old vines, and how on the food-pairing front the wines’ flexibility is akin to the little black dress and fashion

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Harpers Reassessing Ribera webinar to explore evolving face of region

Published:  10 November, 2020

Join Harpers’ editor Andrew Catchpole, Tim Atkin MW, plus a panel of leading winemakers and trade buyers to discover how Ribera del Duero is hitting the sweet spot with its new styles of wines at our Reassessing Ribera webinar on Tuesday 17 November at 3pm.

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Liberty lands new Spanish agencies

Published:  17 September, 2020

Liberty Wines has boosted its Spanish agencies with the addition of sparkling producer Raventós i Blanc and Dominio do Bibei from Ribeira Sacra to its portfolio.

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Bespoke lands Eat Spain Drink Spain account

Published:  11 August, 2020

Drinks-focused marketing agency Bespoke Drinks Media has won the account for the annual Eat Spain Drink Spain campaign.

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Liberty scoops up Rafael Palacios from FMV

Published:  07 August, 2020

Liberty Wines has added Godello champion Rafael Palacios to its agency portfolio, strengthening the profile of its foothold in Spain.

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Shop Rioja is back this October

Published:  07 August, 2020

As cooler days and cosier nights roll in this autumn, Shop Rioja is once again calling on independent merchants to join its October campaign.

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Julio Sáenz, winemaker, La Rioja Alta

Published:  04 August, 2020

As La Rioja Alta celebrates its 130th anniversary, and with the release of its second ever Viña Arana Gran Reserva (2014) in August, Andrew Catchpole catches up with Julio Sáenz for taste and talk over his most recent trio of Gran Reserva wines.

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Jascots expands Spanish portfolio with Bierzo producer

Published:  29 July, 2020

Jascots Wine Merchants has added Bierzo producer Vinos de Losada to its growing portfolio. 

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Grupo Rioja calls for more support as ‘Basque Wine’ shored up

Published:  10 June, 2020

Rioja wine producers have lashed out at the ‘insufficient measures’ adopted by the Spanish government yesterday to alleviate the impact of Covid-19 on Spain’s wine sector.

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UK Rías Baixas wine sales soar 42%

Published:  24 April, 2020

UK sales of wines from Rías Baixas soared by 42% last year compared to 2018, according to the latest export figures from DO Rías Baixas.

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Hudin.com offers one-year free membership for hospitality staff

Published:  15 April, 2020

Catalonia-based American wine writer Miquel Hudin is offering hospitality staff one-year free membership to his website, which is built around original, first-hand content about wines from Spain and elsewhere.

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Wines from Spain annual tasting postponed

Published:  13 March, 2020

Wines from Spain has announced that it will postpone its annual tasting. The event, planned to take place at Sky Garden on March 31 will be moved to a later date. 

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Wine Intelligence predicts 15% ‘Covid-19' hole in on-trade sales

Published:  11 March, 2020

Wine Intelligence has predicted that UK on-trade premises are likely to see a hole in revenues to the tune of around 15% as a result of Covid-19. 

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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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