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Friday 30 January 2015

Rioja

Rioja pioneer José Madrazo dies

José Madrazo, a driving force in Rioja and co-founder of single estate bodega Contino in Rioja Alavesa, has died aged 79.

Thursday, January 15th, 2015 No Comments »

Top 10 winemakers to watch in Spain

Passing the torch is a sacred act – never more so than between winemakers. Here, Lucy Shaw meets the vignerons taking the reins from Spain’s famous figures.

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 1 Comment »

Rioja Masters 2014: The medalists

We reveal the medalists in The Drinks Business Rioja Masters 2014, a region that has the scope, accessibility and innovation to tick nearly every box.

Monday, December 15th, 2014 2 Comments »

Top 19 Rioja Masters wines

As the deadline for entering the drinks business Rioja Masters 2014 draws close, we take a look at the best wines from last year’s competition.

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 No Comments »

2014 harvest: Europe at a glance

As Europe brings its 2014 harvest to a close, few of the key wine regions appear to have escaped the unsettled weather conditions that look set to characterise this vintage.

Monday, October 27th, 2014 1 Comment »

What’s Hot in Hong Kong: Armit

Riesling, Super Tuscans and old Rioja have been leading the way in Hong Kong for fine wine merchant Armit recently.

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 No Comments »

Lidl defends underpricing wines

Lidl Spain has defended its decision to ignore retail regulations by selling wines at below cost price, saying that doing so “rarely ends up in disciplinary proceedings.”

Friday, October 17th, 2014 No Comments »

Rioja set for allocation pressure

Berry Brothers & Rudd has strengthened its Rioja portfolio as the merchant’s Spain buyer Simon Field MW acknowledged growing demand.

Friday, October 17th, 2014 No Comments »

Wine lovers urged to embrace old Rioja

‘Buy it while you can’ was the message from Sarah Jane Evans MW at a 50th anniversary tasting of Rioja’s classic 1964 vintage in London.

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 1 Comment »

Top 10 wines at Heathrow

Heathrow is one of the world’s busiest airports and, as a result, sells a serious amount of wine. Here are the top 10 wines sold by value.

Friday, October 3rd, 2014 No Comments »

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