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Sunday 7 February 2016


Red wine ‘secret to long life’ says 107-year-old

A Spanish winemaker who died last week at the age of 107 put the secret to his long life down to drinking four bottles of red wine a day.

Friday, February 5th, 2016 No Comments »

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 »

‘Record’ 2015 harvest for Spain

The 2015 vintage in Spain looks set to be a “record year” in both quality and quantity but “intense” heat in some areas provided challenges to overcome.

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 No Comments »

Spain’s ancient beer traditions uncovered

A professor at Colorado State University is laying bare the pre-Roman beer culture of ancient Iberia.

Friday, January 22nd, 2016 No Comments »

French Wine Society rebrands

Global education provider, the French Wine Society has rebranded as the Wine Scholar Guild following the expansion of its education programme to include wines from Italy and Spain.

Monday, January 18th, 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 »

Champagne poised for a record year

Sales of Champagne reached a record high last year, driven by strong demand from export markets, favourable exchange rates and steady sales in France.

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 No Comments »

Altaya takes on Vega Sicilia

Hong Kong’s premium wine merchants, Altaya Wines has just taken on the importing rights to “Spain’s first growth” Vega Sicilia.

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015 No 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 »

Perfect Cellar pushes Spanish offering

London-based wine retailer and supplier Perfect Cellar is planning a “vast” new Spanish range for its trade and online portfolio, its head buyer has revealed.

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 No Comments »

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