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.
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.
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.
The Institute of Masters of Wine has announced that its quadrennial symposium will be held in Spain for the first time in June 2018.
Rioja has recorded its earliest ever harvest this year, according to the control board for the region.
Bibendum PLB’s specialist off-trade arm Walker & Wodehouse has bolstered its Spanish portfolio with the addition of Rioja producer Bodegas Cosme Palacio.
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.
A recent trip to Rioja featured chandeliers, chambermaids, pocket watches, ancient reds, terroir perfume and brilliant blue skies.
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.
Australian adults are drinking less wine but more often according to a new report published by Wine Intelligence this week.
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