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Monday 6 July 2015

Spain

Rioja a ‘victim of its own success’

Rioja has become a victim of its own success, unsustainably driven by low prices and high volumes according to one of the top winemakers in the region.

Thursday, June 25th, 2015 2 Comments »

Man dies after being served detergent instead of wine

A 50-year-old man has died after he was served washing detergent instead of white wine, suffering horrific burns to his windpipe, throat and stomach.

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 No Comments »

Rioja Alta 2005 a ‘gift’ for merchants

As merchants struggled to enthuse their clients during the Bordeaux 2014 campaign, they had rather less trouble selling through their allocations of the 2005 Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904.

Friday, June 5th, 2015 No Comments »

Fino to close, new Barrafina to open

Spanish restaurant Fino in Fitzrovia is to close due to the growing demand for tapas bars, with owners Sam and Eddie Hart opening a new Barrafina to fill the gap.

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 No Comments »

Impending Prosecco shortage sparks lookalikes

Producers are looking to capitalise on an impending Prosecco shortfall with lookalike sparkling wines from Spain and Australia.

Friday, May 22nd, 2015 2 Comments »

‘Spa Sommeliers’ base treatments on wine

A Spanish resort is to give wine lovers the chance to enjoy the ultimate day of relaxation, combining wine tasting with a tailored spa treatment based on their tastes.

Thursday, May 21st, 2015 No Comments »

Consejo approves new Cava category

Cava’s governing body has approved a new single vineyard classification for the Spanish sparkling wine designed to flag up the country’s best expressions.

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 2 Comments »

Torres pursues ‘something different’

Torres is advancing its exploration of new regions and “lost” grape varieties as the producer seeks to enhance wine quality in the face of climate change.

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 No Comments »

Cava producers ‘must rally together’

Cava producers need to take a leaf out of Champagne’s book and promote their wines collectively in order to effectively compete with Prosecco, according to one top estate.

Friday, May 8th, 2015 No Comments »

7 things you should know about Cava

Once referred to as “Spanish Champagne”, Cava is no longer dependent on associations with French fizz having carved a respected reputation of its own.

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 4 Comments »

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