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Spain’s wine harvest falls by 14%

Published:  12 January, 2024

Following initial estimates from the European Commission in October 2023, Food and Wines from Spain (FWS) has revealed the country’s 2023 production to be 34m hl, around 14% less than in 2022.


Ribera harvest battles ‘pronounced and changing climate’

Published:  06 December, 2023

Ribera del Duero is celebrating a bigger than expected harvest, with this year’s crop up by 12% and the grapes achieving optimal levels of ripeness despite being one of the ‘most complex harvests to date’.


Producer Q&A: Jaime Suárez, Dominio De Atauta

Published:  31 October, 2023

Working with 700 microplots of vines of between 140 and 190 years old, Jaime Suárez, winemaker at Dominio De Atauta, shares his passion with Andrew Catchpole.


Headline Heroes: Wines with altitude

Published:  30 October, 2023

Ribera del Duero is one of Spain’s biggest triumphs – a fine wine icon in the making. The Castilla y León region has been pivotal throughout the country’s rich history. Vines here have been supplying the Spanish court with superlative red wines for many centuries, and it is also the birthplace of El Cid! Yet when the Ribera del Duero DO (appellation) was created in 1982, there were just nine wineries in this arid corner of north-western Spain. 


Spain Report: Reinvigorating Ribera

Published:  27 October, 2023

Sustainability, low intervention and fresh expressions are the new face of this evolving region. Andrew Catchpole reports.


Ribera del Duero DO 2022 'very good' according to external committee

Published:  16 June, 2023

Ribera del Duero DO is lauding its 2022 vintage as “very good” following the verdict of the Exceptional Committee, a group of 12 leading figures from the Spanish wine industry.


Indigenous grapes to fly the flag for Wines from Spain tasting

Published:  23 February, 2023

Over 900 wines from over 280 Spanish bodegas will be available to taste at the Wines from Spain Annual Tasting in London on 28 February. Alongside Spain’s best-known indigenous grapes, like Tempranillo or Verdejo, a plethora of lesser-known varietals will also come to the fore, bringing together classic and newer DOs alike.


Ribera del Duero completes milestone vintage

Published:  12 December, 2022

Ribera del Duero celebrated its fortieth harvest this year, picking the last grape on 12 November. 


Tim Atkin MW returns to Ribera del Duero for second 'Special' report

Published:  21 November, 2022


Ribera del Duero well positioned to lead on terroir classification in Spain

Published:  28 January, 2022

During an online tasting of the wines of Ribera del Duero held yesterday (27 January), Harpers columnist Tim Atkin MW suggested that the appellation had the potential to embrace a formal terroir classification, as there are fewer ‘political’ barriers than in other Dos.


Ribera del Duero launches inaugural indie promotion

Published:  18 January, 2022

The Consejo Regulador of Ribera del Duero has unveiled plans to run a ‘Reach for Ribera’ promotion in February, involving 25 independent wine merchants across the UK.


Vega Sicilia moves into Galicia

Published:  29 November, 2021

One of Spain's most prestigious labels has set its sights on producing white wines in the Galicia region, according to the Spanish press.


Ribera del Duero breaks score barrier

Published:  17 November, 2021

The fifth annual Ribera del Duero Top 100 Selection has confirmed the awesome potential of the region, with every wine featured scoring a remarkable 94 points or more for the first time ever.


Ribera del Duero Top 100 Tasting to be hosted by Tim Atkin MW

Published:  25 October, 2021

Tim Atkin MW and Harpers columnist is to host his annual Ribera del Duero Top 100 Tasting, which will showcase the best wines from the region in 2021.


Tim Atkin MW: The new joy of travel

Published:  14 October, 2021

After 18 months of Zoom calls, Instagram Lives and home tastings, of Coravin capsules, small samples and endless recycling bags, I finally got to visit a wine region two weeks ago. To be strictly accurate, I did go on an inspirational visit to Danbury Ridge in Essex last year, squeezed in between lockdowns, but my trip to Ribera del Duero involved getting on a plane and flying to another country. Spain always lifts my spirits, but this time they soared.


Long Read: Talking terroir in Spain

Published:  03 June, 2021

Priorat has taken a bold step in committing itself to a hierarchical classification of terroir.


Alliance adds to Spanish portfolio

Published:  01 June, 2021

Alliance Wine has been appointed as exclusive UK agent by Spanish wineries Bodegas Emilio Moro and Perelada. 


Sizing up Spain

Published:  24 May, 2021

Despite the twin pressures of Covid and Brexit, Spain’s wines have managed to stay in relatively good shape thanks to an uplift in off-trade sales. Andrew Catchpole reports.


Adelante: A Renewed Focus for Spain

Published:  19 May, 2021

This joint Harpers and Wines from Spain webinar considered the challenges and opportunities for Spanish wines in the UK. Andrew Catchpole rounds up the key takeaways


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.