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Cava partners with molecular food-and-wine expert

Published:  29 November, 2019

The Cava DO has partnered with Canadian sommelier and molecular scientist François Chartier to map the international food-pairing ability of its wines.

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Rueda DO gets approval for series of modifications

Published:  28 November, 2019

The Rueda DO has got the approval to carry out a series of modifications to its product specification (basic DO regulations) and labelling instructions.

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Valdemar becomes first solo European winery to launch in Walla Walla

Published:  28 November, 2019

Rioja producer Valdemar Family Wine Estates has opened Washington State’s first internationally owned winery in Walla Walla, marking a major milestone in the region’s evolution as an internationally recognised wine region.

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Consejo Regulador of Rioja DOCa awards four new ambassadors

Published:  27 November, 2019

The Consejo Regulador of Rioja DOCa has awarded four new industry ambassadors in recognition of their commitment to Spain’s flagship wine region and supporting UK marketing activities.

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North South Wines partners with Vallformosa Cava

Published:  21 November, 2019

North South Wines has signed a distribution deal with Cava producer Vallformosa.

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Howard’s Folly launches online wine shop and club

Published:  20 November, 2019

Howard’s Folly has launched an e-commerce platform and wine club to enable consumers to buy their wines direct from the vineyard.

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Cava Discovery Week aims to get consumers drinking “better cava”

Published:  14 November, 2019

"The future’s about quality” is the tag line for a new campaign which is looking to reinstate Cava’s premium position in the UK market.

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Double-digit UK growth for Rías Baixas Albariño

Published:  12 November, 2019

Britain's thirst for Albariño wines from Galicia, in Spain, continues to grow with Rías Baixas DO wine exports to the UK jumping by 21% in volume and 23.5% in value in the last year.

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Q&A: Jose Balado, beverage manager, Arros QD

Published:  12 November, 2019

Andrew Catchpole talks wine, paella and Mediterranean fusion at Michelin three-star chef Quique Dacosta’s London outpost

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Sherry and the pacemakers

Published:  28 October, 2019

Young drinkers have shunned Sherry for years, writes Andrew Catchpole. But premium styles are winning them over.

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Rioja declares 2019 ‘the’ vintage

Published:  25 October, 2019

Rioja has declared 2019 'the' vintage and, as reported across several European wine regions, one of lower yield but “maximum quality”.

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Official launch for Spanish Wine Scholar program

Published:  21 October, 2019

The Wine Scholar Guild (WSG) has officially launched its Spanish Wine Scholar (SWS) study and certification program.

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Organic rise lifts Spain's export potential

Published:  14 October, 2019

The number of organic wine producers in Spain jumped by 10% in 2018 to 1,033 up from 939 in 2017, new government figures show.

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Ribera whites herald new era

Published:  08 October, 2019

Spain’s Ribera del Duero wine board has authorised DO (Denominación de Origen) status for white wines.

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Tim Atkin MW: Beyond the cellar door

Published:  04 October, 2019

The pencil was as sharp as a tack. The tasting sheets were beautifully designed, with just the right amount of information: geeky, yet precise, containing useful details about vineyards and vinification techniques, but no vapid tasting notes. The water bottle was freshly cooled, the glasses polished and well chosen, the wines at exactly the right temperature. Every tasting should be like this, I found myself thinking, settling into a comfortable chair.

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Jascots adds Domaine Les Goubert

Published:  30 September, 2019

Jascots Wine Merchants has added the Gigondas and Côtes du Rhône wines of Domaine Les Goubert to its Rhône portfolio.

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Torres calls for action on climate change

Published:  30 September, 2019

Family-run Spanish wine producer Familia Torres has renewed its call for more action on climate change and declared its support for Fridays For Future, the international youth movement inspired by activist Greta Thunberg.

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Marques de Riscal ponders breakaway Rioja Reserva move with XR launch

Published:  12 September, 2019

Marques de Riscal has released its XR Rioja Reserva 2015, a wine which the Spanish producer said heralded its push for a new category of Reserva wines.

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Wine Scholar Guild launches new Spanish programme

Published:  24 July, 2019

Wine education body the Wine Scholar Guild is to launch a new study and certification programme centred on Spanish wine production in October.

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Q&A: Ben Henshaw, director, Indigo Wines

Published:  23 July, 2019

Off-piste importer Ben Henshaw talks Andrew Catchpole through his latest hands-on passion for making wine

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