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Wednesday 22 October 2014

Spain

France takes the world blind tasting crown

France has beaten reigning champions Belgium in the second annual world blind tasting championship.

Monday, October 20th, 2014 1 Comment »

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 »

Ribera del Duero comes to town

Yesterday saw the inaugural Ribera del Duero tasting take place in London and the DO’s top producers were present to showcase the wines of one of Spain’s most renowned regions.

Friday, October 17th, 2014 No Comments »

Lidl rapped for ‘selling wines at a loss’

European discount retailer Lidl has been reported to market authorities in Spain as it is alleged that the store has been purposely selling wines at a loss.

Thursday, October 16th, 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 »

Britain gets guide to best tapas bars

A guide was launched in London yesterday which picks out the best places from the “tapas bar phenomenon” taking hold in the UK.

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 No Comments »

New Rioja president eases internal tensions

The first grower to head Rioja’s regulatory wine body has welcomed a new internal stability that he claims has put the region in a stronger position to promote itself in key export markets.

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 No Comments »

Young winemaker suffocates in accident

A Spanish winemaker has died after falling into a fermentation vat and suffocating.

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 5 Comments »

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