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Familia Torres will supply 50% of its own energy at its Pacs del Penedès winery by 2023

Published:  04 August, 2022

The forward-thinking Spanish winery, Familia Torres, aims to supply 50% of the energy at its Pacs del Penedès facility by early 2023. 


Re-elected Cava president pledges to build ‘prestige’

Published:  01 August, 2022

Javier Pagés has been re-elected to the post of president of the Cava DO – a role he has pledged to use to continue to raise Cava’s status to one of “world’s highest quality sparkling wines”.


Rioja Wine Month returns this October

Published:  29 June, 2022

A month-long celebration of Spain’s finest wine-producing region across independent retailers and restaurants nationwide, Rioja Wine Month returns this October to bring the quality and diversity of Rioja to life for consumers across the UK.


Perelada unveils new Emporda winery

Published:  23 June, 2022

Perelada, one of the most prestigious and highly regarded wine and Cava producers in Catalunya, has unveiled a new state-of-the-art winery.


Spain's new wave of fresher styles

Published:  20 June, 2022

As with any industry, wine is no stranger to buzzwords – particularly when producers and importers are struggling to boost sales in an increasingly competitive marketplace. It’s nigh on impossible to escape the word “minerality” and pretty hard to avoid the phrase “new wave” to describe a movement/group of producers making qualitative changes in regions renowned for being quite predictable.


Gonzalez Byass tasting returns ahead of leadership succession

Published:  15 June, 2022

After a two-and-a-half-year break due to Covid, the Gonzalez Byass UK portfolio tasting returned yesterday at the Savoy Place, overlooking the Thames.


Revising Rueda

Published:  10 June, 2022

The launch of Gran Vino de Rueda is poised to raise the profile of Spain’s most prolific white DO, writes Andrew Catchpole.


Regenerative Viticulture is the way forward for Familia Torres

Published:  06 June, 2022

Vineyard owners shared their success stories of using the regenerative model to improve vineyard health at a recent symposium on the subject, organised by Familia Torres.


Q&A: Gonzalo Entrecanales, Entrecanales Domecq e Hijos

Published:  24 May, 2022

Scion of a family that owns the world’s largest independent renewable energy company, Gonzalo Entrecanales recently stepped up as CEO at the now independently operated Entrecanales Domecq e Hijos wine group. Andrew Catchpole taps into his sustainable vision


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.