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Saturday 30 May 2015

Spain

Fino to close, new Barrafina to open

Spanish restaurant Fino in Fitzrovia is to close due to the growing demand for tapas bars, with owners Sam and Eddie Hart opening a new Barrafina to fill the gap.

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 No Comments »

Impending Prosecco shortage sparks lookalikes

Producers are looking to capitalise on an impending Prosecco shortfall with lookalike sparkling wines from Spain and Australia.

Friday, May 22nd, 2015 1 Comment »

‘Spa Sommeliers’ base treatments on wine

A Spanish resort is to give wine lovers the chance to enjoy the ultimate day of relaxation, combining wine tasting with a tailored spa treatment based on their tastes.

Thursday, May 21st, 2015 No Comments »

Consejo approves new Cava category

Cava’s governing body has approved a new single vineyard classification for the Spanish sparkling wine designed to flag up the country’s best expressions.

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 2 Comments »

Torres pursues ‘something different’

Torres is advancing its exploration of new regions and “lost” grape varieties as the producer seeks to enhance wine quality in the face of climate change.

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 No Comments »

Cava producers ‘must rally together’

Cava producers need to take a leaf out of Champagne’s book and promote their wines collectively in order to effectively compete with Prosecco, according to one top estate.

Friday, May 8th, 2015 No Comments »

7 things you should know about Cava

Once referred to as “Spanish Champagne”, Cava is no longer dependent on associations with French fizz having carved a respected reputation of its own.

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 4 Comments »

Snow beer signs deal with Spanish football league

The Spanish Football League has announced a new partnership with China’s biggest beer brand.

Thursday, April 30th, 2015 No Comments »

More wine grown in China than France

China has now overtaken France to become the world’s second largest wine grower after Spain, fuelled by increasing demand for red wine.

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 4 Comments »

The week in pictures: Hong Kong

Devouring oxtail in chocolate sauce, tasting Mt Etna wines, partying Spanish style and enjoying Trimbach’s finest Riesling, it’s been a busy and decadent week for the db HK team.

Monday, April 27th, 2015 No Comments »

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