Javier Ausas, chief winemaker of Spanish icon Vega Sicilia, has spoken of his desire to make the “Montrachet of Ribera del Duero” at the prestigious estate.
Within the next two months, Cava is hoping to launch a new top-level tier just for sparkling wine made from single vineyards.
Two new members have been inducted into the Gran Orden de Caballeros del Vino in recognition of their “outstanding contribution” to the Spanish wine industry.
Bodegas Monje in Tenerife has launched a series of “Wine & Sex” nights involving erotic games at its winery in the Canary Islands.
A vague understanding of Rioja as a region and use of “Rioja” as a blanket term for its wines is holding it back, says the export manager for Europe at Marqués de Cáceres.
The UK played a major role in helping Rioja to achieve record sales of 281 million litres in 2014, according to the region’s Consejo Regulador.
Four wineries have joined the Grandes Pagos de España, an association designed to promote Spain’s high-end single estate producers.
BrewDog has taken its craft beer mission to Spain opening its first bar in Barcelona, complete with bulletproof glass.
The UK thirst for Champagne and Prosecco helped online retailer Virgin Wines to achieve its best Christmas ever, with like-for-like December sales up 20%.
Burgundy and Spain will be a major part of Wally’s New York and Bonhams’ London sales towards the end of this month.
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