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Winners announced for Wines from Spain Awards

Published:  13 May, 2022

Chair Tim Atkin MW and a panel of 14 expert wine judges selected 100 winners and awarded 16 ‘Champion’ trophies at the Wines from Spain Awards after a full day of judging in London last week.


Familia Torres leads by example at 2nd Symposium on Regenerative Viticulture

Published:  11 May, 2022

Following a successful debut last year, the 2nd Symposium on Regenerative Viticulture brought together wine producers from across the globe (via video link) to discuss the benefits of the regenerative model and why more vineyards should use it.


Rioja rates its 2021 harvest as “very good” and commits to strategic sustainability initiatives

Published:  29 April, 2022

During an annual plenary session, held on 25 April, the Consejo Regulador DOCa Rioja rated the 2021 harvest as “very good”. As usual, the evaluation was ratified following an analytical process during which all wines produced under the Designation last year were sampled.


Beronia becomes first winery to be awarded sustainable benchmark

Published:  27 April, 2022

Beronia winery has become the first winery in the world to achieve a sustainable construction certification which recognises buildings which are sustainably constructed and have a low environmental impact.


Arribaes: The New frontier of Iberian fine wines

Published:  08 April, 2022

It is known as Arribes del Duero in Spanish, and Arribas Do Douro in Portuguese, but now Iberian producers in this cross-frontier wine region have joined forces to create Arribaes, a new brand of low-intervention fine wines.


González Byass launches 2022 Tío Pepe En Rama

Published:  07 April, 2022

González Byass has launched the 13th edition of its unfiltered and unclarified fino, Tio Pepe En Rama, in the UK.


ICEX appoints SOPEXA to run Foods and Wines From Spain marketing campaign in the UK

Published:  01 April, 2022

SOPEXA has been apointed to work alongside ICEX to promote Spain’s vibrant food and wine heritage, which has been revived by a young generation of producers and winemakers determined to showcase their modern take on century-old traditions to the British market.


Wines from Spain announces 2022 annual tasting

Published:  30 March, 2022

The Wines from Spain Annual Tasting, the most comprehensive tasting of Spanish wines for the UK trade and press, is back with a series of in-person and digital tastings in June 2022. Leading importers and exporters of Spanish wines will present their latest portfolios featuring Spain’s wealth of DOs, styles and grape varieties.


Rueda DO celebrates heritage with launch of Gran Vino de Rueda

Published:  17 March, 2022

If Rueda is not on your radar, it should be - the white grape-producing region has become one of Spain’s most popular sources of wine. 


Wines from Spain Awards Return for 2022

Published:  14 March, 2022

After a two-year hiatus due to Covid, the first Wines from Spain Awards competition since 2019 will return this Spring to highlight the best Spanish wines available to the UK trade and press.


Tempranillo becomes most planted grape in Spain

Published:  10 March, 2022

The Spanish Ministry for Agriculture, Fishery and Nutrition has announced that the country’s most popular red grape, Tempranillo, is now also the most planted.


Almudena Alberca MW and Jamie del Río join Entrecanales Domecq Hijos board

Published:  23 February, 2022

Entrecanales Domecq e Hijos has announced that Almudena Alberca MW and Jaime del Río are joining the company’s board of directors. 


Juvé & Camps joins Bibendum

Published:  15 February, 2022

Ultra-premium Cava, Juvé & Camps, has appointed Bibendum Wine as their exclusive distributor in the UK. Juvé & Camps joins Bibendum’s portfolio of sparkling wines from around the world, with the supplier to distribute Juvé & Camps in the on-trade and to independent merchants via Walker & Wodehouse.


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.


Barcelona Wine Week postponed to April 2022

Published:  14 January, 2022

The second edition of Barcelona’s leading trade fair has been postponed, due to concerns over travel restrictions and the Omicron variant.


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.


Headline hero: Santiago Mora Poveda, director general, DO Rueda

Published:  12 November, 2021

In association with DO Rueda

What is it about the style of Rueda that’s driven its popularity?


Esoteric but firmly grounded

Published:  10 November, 2021

How new wave Spain is building a repertoire of modern, terroir-driven classics. By Ines Salpico.


Sustaining Spain

Published:  09 November, 2021

As world leaders in sustainable and organic practices, Spanish winemakers are also discovering the benefits in the bottle, as Andrew Catchpole reports.


Supercharging Verdejo

Published:  04 November, 2021

Spain’s leading white region has its eyes firmly set on the top table, with a new quality tier underpinning its ambition, as Andrew Catchpole reports.