Winemaker Michel Rolland and Spanish entrepreneur Javier Galarreta have collaborated to launch an organic wine from La Mancha under the newly-unveiled Rolland Galarreta brand.
Along with the influx of top Iberian wine, Hong Kong is welcoming an armada of Spanish eateries.
A play that lampoons the stereotypical British tourist, with lashings of drunken and boorish behaviour, has become a hit in the Spanish city of Barcelona – where residents often suffer from such visitors.
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.
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