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Sunday 7 February 2016


Spanish wines ‘lack identity’ in Asia

Wine drinkers in Asia still favour Bordeaux over Spanish wine but it’s only a question of time before the switch, believes Pablo Alvarez of Vega Sicilia.

Thursday, February 4th, 2016 2 Comments »

Rioja drinkers ‘shifting back up quality scale’

Producers of aged expressions of Rioja have a big opportunity to profit as consumers return to higher quality categories of the wine, according to one leading Rioja brand.

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 No Comments »

Trade rallies in defence of Spanish terroir

Over 150 winemakers, merchants and wine writers have signed a manifesto in defence of Spanish terroir amid rising opposition towards the governing bodies in the country’s top DOs.

Monday, January 11th, 2016 2 Comments »

Rioja to host Master of Wine symposium 2018

The Institute of Masters of Wine has announced that its quadrennial symposium will be held in Spain for the first time in June 2018.

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 1 Comment »

Rioja reports its earliest ever harvest

Rioja has recorded its earliest ever harvest this year, according to the control board for the region.

Friday, November 6th, 2015 No Comments »

Walker and Wodehouse strengthens Spanish offer

Bibendum PLB’s specialist off-trade arm Walker & Wodehouse has bolstered its Spanish portfolio with the addition of Rioja producer Bodegas Cosme Palacio.

Thursday, October 15th, 2015 No Comments »

Final chance for Rioja Masters

Time is running out for Rioja producers to enter The Rioja Masters 2015, the fourth annual competition that seeks to recognise and reward the finest wines from the region.

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 No Comments »

Rioja in pictures

A recent trip to Rioja featured chandeliers, chambermaids, pocket watches, ancient reds, terroir perfume and brilliant blue skies.

Thursday, September 24th, 2015 No Comments »

‘Almost impossible’ to define Rioja anymore

Rioja’s array of different wine styles means it is now practically impossible to define the character of the region’s reds according to one Master of Wine.

Monday, September 21st, 2015 No Comments »

Aussies drinking less wine but more often

Australian adults are drinking less wine but more often according to a new report published by Wine Intelligence this week.

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 No Comments »

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