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Unlocking Rioja’s potential

Published:  13 December, 2018

Rioja’s Viñedos Singulares classification is a major step towards elevating the region’s status, writes Tim Atkin MW.

Rioja’s Consejo Regulador is the oldest in Spain, a body that owes its existence to a Royal Decree, no less, of October 22, 1926. From the start, the Consejo’s mandate included the right to take legal measures against “usurpers and counterfeiters of the Rioja brand”, as well as to issue production seals, demarcate the region and decide on its future direction.

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Highbury Vintners and Hennings Wine win Shop Rioja

Published:  10 December, 2018

This year’s Shop Rioja initiative delivered a collective sales uplift of 81% during October for the 61 retailers taking part, with Highbury Vintners and Hennings Wine taking top spot.

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Rioja picks its leading lights for night of celebration

Published:  21 November, 2018

Raul Diaz, Bar 44 and Corks Out were some of the big winners at last night’s Rioja Recognises awards, which singles out the top ambassadors flying the flag for Spain’s flagship wine region.

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Viña Pomal unveils classic Rioja with a modern twist

Published:  30 October, 2018

Viña Pomal has unveiled a new wine positioned as a classic Rioja with a modern style.

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Artadi joins Pol Roger

Published:  25 October, 2018

Pol Roger Portfolio has announced it will be distributing the wines of Spanish producer Bodegas Artadi, bringing the full range to the UK from November 1.

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The Wine Scholar Guild adds Spanish programme to scholarship portfolio

Published:  09 October, 2018

The Wine Scholar Guild has added a Spain specific programme to its portfolio of scholarships developed for wine educators.

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Rueda DO reveals new corporate identity to ‘reassert’ the brand

Published:  03 October, 2018

Rueda DO has revealed a new corporate identity as part of its strategy to create a ‘strong and modern’ image for the region.

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Ehrmanns further expands Spanish portfolio with Bodegas Palacio

Published:  27 September, 2018

Ehrmanns has partnered with Rioja winery Bodegas Palacio to become the exclusive UK distributor of the Glorioso and Cosme Palacio brands.

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Ehrmanns boosts Iberian menu with Astobiza Estate

Published:  20 September, 2018

Ehrmanns has boosted its Iberian portfolio by partnering with boutique Txakoli producers, Astobiza Estate.

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Rioja 10x10 to make a triumphant return

Published:  11 September, 2018

Harpers is once again partnering with Rioja 10x10, bringing yet great opportunity to discover of Rioja’s top wines and key trends.

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La Junta of Castile and León gears up for first Duero International Wine Fest

Published:  04 September, 2018

La Junta of Castile and León – the governing body of Castile and León, is gearing up for the launch of a new international event aimed at highlighting the potential of the different terroirs and ecosystems of the Ribera de Duero DO.

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Harpers Wine Stars goes live online

Published:  04 September, 2018

Our brand new website for Harpers Wine Stars has launched, making it easier than ever to be in with a chance of grabbing one of our fantastic buyer-focused awards.

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Armit Wines announces release of Torre de Oña Martelo 2014

Published:  28 August, 2018

Armit Wines has announced it will be releasing Torre de Oña Martelo 2014 from Torre de Oña next month.

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Friarwood adds wines from Carlos Moro’s La Rioja project

Published:  15 August, 2018

Friarwood Fine Wines has announced it is expanding its Spanish portfolio with an exclusive selection from winemaker Carlos Moro.

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Milestone eyes Spanish and Italian wines

Published:  03 August, 2018

Milestone Wines is looking to add two further agencies to the business, its new director of agency sales has said.

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Sherry and tapas on the menu at Bar 44

Published:  23 July, 2018

Bar 44 Bristol

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Last call for indies to sign up to Shop Rioja

Published:  10 July, 2018

Independent wine retailers have a last chance to enter Shop Rioja and win £1,000 towards new listings of the Spanish region's wines.

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New village wines from old Priorat co-operative

Published:  11 June, 2018

The DOQ Priorat co-operative, La Vinícola del Priorat has launched a new series of village-classified wines under the region's, "Vi de Vila" system.

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Marqués de la Concordia kicks off limited edition football partnership

Published:  08 June, 2018

On the back of World Cup fever, Marqués de la Concordia has announced a three-year sponsorship agreement with the country’s national team.

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FMV adds Rafael Palacios to its Spanish portfolio

Published:  07 June, 2018

Field, Morris & Verdin (FMV), the in-house UK trade arm of Berry Bros & Rudd (BB&R), has signed a deal as the exclusive UK distributor of Galician producer Rafael Palacios.

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