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Spain report: Extremes roundtable with Ramón Bilbao

Published:  06 November, 2023

Andrew Catchpole gathered a specialist panel to explore the evolution and boundary pushing across Spain.


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.


Barcelona Wine Week aims to put Spain on the global map

Published:  30 October, 2023

Barcelona Wine Week is continuing to cement its position as the pre-eminent wine fair for Spanish wine as it prepares for a sold out 2024 event.


Spanish wine has potential in diversity

Published:  23 October, 2023

Spain is seen as exciting and in evolution by those in the know. But the wider industry and consumers still stick to Rioja. How can Spain’s multiplicity infiltrate the UK mainstream? James Bayley reports.


Cava completes harvest amid reports of 55% grape loss

Published:  11 October, 2023

The Cava Designation of Origin has announced the completion of its 2023 harvest, following reports of grape losses between 35% and 55% compared to normal years.


Tim Atkin MW: Rioja on the rocks?

Published:  06 October, 2023

It should have been a moment of celebration, a chance to hymn the qualities of a special place. José Luis Pérez-Linares’ documentary, Rioja: La Tierra de Mil Vinos, will be premiered at the Valladolid film festival later this month. No doubt the movie will talk about Rioja’s diversity, about the thousand wines of its title, but it will also prompt deeper questions about the way Spain’s marquee wine region is run – and its future viability.


Oakley Wine Agencies strengthens its Spanish range

Published:  22 September, 2023

Oakley Wine Agencies (OWA), has added five new Spanish wineries to its portfolio, further solidifying the business as specialists in Iberian wine.


Spain needs greater penetration of secondary market to raise profile

Published:  18 September, 2023

To lift the perception of Spain’s more premium and off-beat offerings, the country’s top wines need to be more visible on the high-end buying circuit. 


Sign up now for Wines from Spain inaugural summit

Published:  15 September, 2023

There is still time to register for the Spain Food Nation Summit 2023, where Harpers will be chairing a brand-new event in central London to showcase the quality of Spain’s food and vinous offer.


Spain targets UK with inaugural summit

Published:  08 August, 2023

In a bid to boost trade relations between Spain and the UK, Foods and Wines from Spain (FWS), will host a brand new event in central London, to promote the quality food and wine Spain has to offer.


Rioja adds 15 new ‘Singular Vineyards’

Published:  01 August, 2023

The government of Spain has added 15 new wine-growing sites of the Rioja Qualified Designation of Origin with the qualitative distinction of ‘Singular Vineyard’. 


Peñín Guide awards 100 points to first white

Published:  26 July, 2023

Pazo Señorans Selección de Añada 2013 has become the first white wine to be awarded 100 Peñín points in the Guide’s history.


Pepe Mendoza joins Alliance Wine

Published:  21 July, 2023

Alliance Wine has further strengthened its Spanish portfolio with the addition of Pepe Mendoza, and its range of authentic Alicante wines.  


Codorníu invests in UK Market with London Ad campaign

Published:  19 July, 2023

Codorníu, Spain’s largest producer of organic cava, has invested heavily in a new London advertising campaign in a bid to become the market-leading cava by 2025.


Spain Advisory Council launches successful US initiative in the UK

Published:  18 July, 2023

The Spain Advisory Council, a brand-new initiative from Foods & Wines from Spain in the UK, has launched with the aim of opening up greater avenues of communication and engagement with one of Spain’s key export markets.


Advertisement Feature: Rioja Residency

Published:  14 July, 2023

A selection of age-worthy styles from recent to older decades were on full show at this recent event – a new, unbeatable showing of the region’s best wines.


Justerini & Brooks adds Bodegas Fulcro of Rias Baixas DO

Published:  13 July, 2023

Fine wine importer Justerini & Brooks has expanded its portfolio of Spanish wines with the addition of Bodegas Fulcro in the Rias Baixas DO.


Boutinot adds Juan Gil to portfolio

Published:  12 July, 2023

Manchester-based distributor Boutinot Wines UK has added Bodegas Juan Gil, a leading winery in Jumilla in the south-east of Spain to its portfolio.


Spanish Wine Master competition announces winner

Published:  05 July, 2023

Wine and Communications professional Kirsty Woodgate has been crowned 2023 Spanish Wine Master UK by Rioja winery Ramón Bilbao. 


Miguel A. Torres pens open letter calling for more climate activism

Published:  29 June, 2023

Miguel A. Torres, president of Familia Torres has urged the wine industry to do more to combat climate change in an open letter.