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Q&A: Bruce Jack, The Drift Estate, Bruce Jack Wines, La Bascula

Published:  12 May, 2020

Andrew Catchpole catches up with the irrepressible Bruce Jack for the lowdown on life during the Covid crisis and publishing his own magazine.

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Familia Torres helps fight against Covid-19

Published:  06 May, 2020

Catalonia-based winery Familia Torres has donated 30,000 protective face masks to its local community as part of its contribution to the fight against Covid-19.

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The Gran Orden de Caballeros appoints Sarah Jane Evans MW as chair

Published:  30 April, 2020

The Gran Orden de Caballeros del Vino (GOCV) has appointed Sarah Jane Evans MW as its new chair. 

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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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Generics respond to the pandemic: Wines from Spain

Published:  20 April, 2020

In the second of a series focusing on how the UK’s generic bodies are dealing with the current crisis, we talk to Fernando Muñoz Naranjo, director, Foods and Wines from Spain.

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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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Ramón Bilbao brings online educational initiatives forward

Published:  07 April, 2020

Ramón Bilbao has brought the online and digital initiatives of its Spanish Wine Academy forward in light of the postponement of international events this spring due to the global coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. 

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Freixenet unveils Italian still wine collection

Published:  05 April, 2020

Freixenet Copestick has launched its first range of still Italian wine in the UK to build on the success of the company’s Prosecco and sparkling Italian rosé.

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Wines from Spain annual tasting to be held late September

Published:  26 March, 2020

Wine from Spain has announced its postponed annual tasting will take place 29 September this year at Sky Garden.  

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Familia Torres launches ancestral winegrowing project

Published:  17 March, 2020

Family-owned winery Familia Torres has kicked off the latest stage of on an ongoing growing project in Alts d'Ancosa in the Penedès, where it will be planting historic local variety, Forcada.

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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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Spiritual home of Rioja producers hit by coronavirus

Published:  09 March, 2020

Haro, the spiritual home of quality Rioja producers, has been hit by the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak as residents of the town in the heart of the wine region are told to stay at home.

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Emporda obtains White Carignan recognition

Published:  04 March, 2020

Spain has authorised DO (PDO) status for the White Carignan grape variety in the Empordà appellation of Catalonia.

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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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Cava partners with molecular food-and-wine expert

Published:  29 November, 2019

The Cava DO has partnered with Canadian sommelier and molecular scientist François Chartier to map the international food-pairing ability of its wines.

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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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Valdemar becomes first solo European winery to launch in Walla Walla

Published:  28 November, 2019

Rioja producer Valdemar Family Wine Estates has opened Washington State’s first internationally owned winery in Walla Walla, marking a major milestone in the region’s evolution as an internationally recognised wine region.

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Consejo Regulador of Rioja DOCa awards four new ambassadors

Published:  27 November, 2019

The Consejo Regulador of Rioja DOCa has awarded four new industry ambassadors in recognition of their commitment to Spain’s flagship wine region and supporting UK marketing activities.

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