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Friday 21 October 2016 loc: GB


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 »

Andres Iniesta to press ahead with wine business

FC Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta is ready to give his wine business a push into the limelight.

Monday, October 3rd, 2016 No Comments »

Albariño from Rías Baixas is ‘inimitable’

The unique climatic conditions in Rías Baixas create “inimitable” Albariños that can’t be bettered anywhere in the world according to one leading producer in the region.

Monday, October 3rd, 2016 1 Comment »

Rías Baixas in pictures

db’s Lucy Shaw heads to Spain’s northwestern tip to Rías Baixas, where she’s plied with polpo and zippy Albariño and shown around some of the region’s most stunning estates.

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 1 Comment »

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 »

Albariño is ‘the wild horse’ grape

Rías Baixas’ flagship grape Albariño is a “wild horse that needs taming” according to one winemaker in the northwestern Spanish region.

Monday, September 26th, 2016 No Comments »

Trend for sparkling Albariño on the rise

The trend for sparkling Albariño is on the rise as winemakers in Rías Baixas in northwest Spain seek to capitalise on the global popularity of sparkling wine.

Friday, September 23rd, 2016 No Comments »

Spain’s hottest young chef comes to London

Mohawk-sporting, three Michelin-starred Spanish chef David Muñoz is to open his long-awaited debut London venture, StreetXO, in Mayfair this November.

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 No Comments »

‘Burgundian approach’ now adopted in Priorat

Winemakers in Priorat have moved from a Bordeaux approach to winemaking to a Burgundian approach according to one producer in the northern Spanish region.

Friday, September 16th, 2016 1 Comment »

‘Hole in the middle’ of the Cava category

There is a “hole in the middle” of the Cava category at the moment with too much focus on the top and the bottom ends of the market, according to one producer.

Friday, September 16th, 2016 No Comments »

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