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Sunday 23 October 2016 loc: US


Rioja should “emulate Champagne”

Rioja needs to emulate Champagne by building a “hierarchy” of terroir and villages rather than relying purely on the blending and ageing of its wines, a leader producer has said.

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 No Comments »

Marques de Murrieta: Pushing wine to its limits

The historic family estate in Rioja, Marques de Murrieta, has spent 165 years “pushing the boundaries of the region,” following the release of its 100-pointer Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Blanco 1986.

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 No Comments »

Rioja DOC launches tapas talent contest

The Rioja regulatory board has teamed up with the Basque Culinary Center to launch an international Rioja Wine & Tapas competition aimed at budding young chefs.

Friday, September 9th, 2016 No Comments »

Liberty bolsters Spanish range

Liberty Wines has added Rioja winery El Coto de Rioja to its portfolio, taking over distribution from Cockburn & Campbell.

Friday, July 15th, 2016 No Comments »

Vega Sicilia moves base to London

Revered Ribera del Duero estate Vega Sicilia, producer of arguably one of Spain’s top fine wines, has moved its base to London.

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 No Comments »

FEV to host Spanish Pavilion at Vinexpo HK

The Spanish Wine Federation (Federación Española del Vino, FEV) is to host a Spanish Pavilion, from which it will present wines from more than 30 different Spanish PDOs, at this month’s Vinexpo Hong Kong.

Friday, May 13th, 2016 No Comments »

Rioja Masters 2015: the results

With its endlessly varying range of styles Rioja is an increasingly difficult category to define. But as the results of our Masters competition reveal, some classic Riojan characteristics still sing out.

Monday, April 25th, 2016 No Comments »

Spanish wine: barrel ageing or terroir?

While a war in Spain rages between the country’s winemakers and their consejos, we ask some of the trade’s leading figures for their thoughts on the terroir vs. barrel ageing debate.

Thursday, April 14th, 2016 2 Comments »

Rioja Consejo set to change its rules

The governing body of Rioja will soon change its stance on labelling, allowing for village names to appear on the front, according to a producer in the region.

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 No Comments »

The battle for Spanish terroir

As a determined band of Spain’s top terroir-focused winemakers continues to win support for its cause, the country’s consejos face a choice: do they resist, or do they adapt?

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 4 Comments »

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