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Tempos Vega Sicilia breaks new ground in white wines

Amaya Cervera | February 10th, 2022

Pablo Álvarez, CEO of Tempos Vega Sicilia, announces the group’s new €20 investement in Rías Baixas during the presentation of the 40th anniversary of his family’s acquisition of the legendary Ribera del Duero house.

News 2022-02-10 09:02:48


Covid-19 and loss of smell: a wine professional's worst fear

Amaya Cervera | April 13th, 2020

Loss of smell, which has been accepted as one of the symptoms of COVID-19, can turn into a traumatic experience for those working in the wine industry. Some wine lovers told SWL about their unpleasant experiences.

News 2020-04-13 12:04:39


Futuro Viñador, a new terroir-driven association to watch in Spain

Amaya Cervera | February 13th, 2020

Four years after signing the Matador Manifesto, 16 producers who were part of that movement have formed the group Futuro Viñador. Their aim is to share information and knowledge with each other and preserve the country's vine heritage.

News 2020-02-13 11:02:35


Introducing Rioja’s first Viñedos Singulares

Amaya Cervera | October 15th, 2019

Although it will take a while for some of them to reach the market, Rioja’s Regulatory Board offered a taste of the first eight Viñedos Singulares at a recent presentation of the new categories (sub-area, village and single vineyard wines) in Madrid.

News 2019-10-15 09:10:48


Scorching heat and fire burn vineyards in parts of Catalonia and Madrid

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | July 5th, 2019

With temperature reaching 42ºC and desert winds, the grapes and leaves of many vineyards in parts of Tarragona and Girona have been burned to the ground. In Madrid, a devastating fire has worsened the fragile situation of mountain vines.

News 2019-07-05 02:07:52


A guide to Priorat’s new vineyard classification

Amaya Cervera | May 28th, 2019

The DOQ Priorat, the most famous wine appellation in Catalonia, has introduced a new quality classification that divides the region in 12 villages, 459 sites and 2,100 vineyards.

News 2019-05-28 09:05:26


Corpinnat leaves DO Cava. What comes next?

Amaya Cervera | February 1st, 2019

The new departure in the DO Cava opens a period of uncertainty for Spanish sparkling wines and shows once again the discontent among high-quality producers with the existing framework of their Denominaciones de Origen.

News 2019-02-01 02:02:42


Corpinnat opens the way to private designations in Spain

Amaya Cervera | April 23rd, 2018

Six leading cava producers have launched Corpinnat, a new quality association registered in the European Union that incidentally questions the role of wine appellations in Spain and pioneers an alternative framework to establish wine terroirs.

News 2018-04-23 11:04:19


SWL named Best Online Platform at the IWC Merchant Awards

Amaya Cervera | October 17th, 2017

Being shortlisted was a great achievement, but last night we were truly delighted to pick up the prize to the Best Online Site on the second edition of the IWC Merchant Awards for Spain.

News 2017-10-17 08:10:23


Meet Mora and Kubach, the two new Masters of Wine in Spain

Amaya Cervera | September 4th, 2017

Aragonese Fernando Mora and Andreas Kubach, born in Germany but raised in Spain, are two of the new members of the Institute of Masters of Wine announced today. They join Pedro Ballesteros, the sole Spaniard to hold such a prestigious title so far.

News 2017-09-04 08:09:51


Village wines in Rioja will be based on the location of the winery

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | August 11th, 2017

The DOCa Rioja moves forward in the recognition of origin with new geography-based categories that will appear on the labels of wines produced from 2017 onwards.

News 2017-08-11 06:08:50


Cava finally linked to terroir with 12 new 'grand cru’ sites

Amaya Cervera | July 20th, 2017

After a long wait, the first Cavas de Paraje Calificado (single-vineyard, grand cru cavas) have been revealed. But what is their real mission and what precedents will they set for the new premium classification?

News 2017-07-20 08:07:35


Bierzo approves a Burgundy-inspired classification

Amaya Cervera | July 10th, 2017

Last week, the DO Bierzo approved new labelling regulations to include small geographic areas like village wines, paraje wines (the equivalent to French lieu-dits) and single vineyard wines.

News 2017-07-10 06:07:42


The challenges of selling wine online

Amaya Cervera | February 28th, 2016

Smartphones will be the main tool for consumers buying wine in an increasingly competitive and crowded market. This was one of the main conclusions heard at wine and technology encounter ImaginextRioja, held in Logroño last week.

News 2016-02-28 08:02:08


Bodegas Barbadillo signs rising star Armando Guerra

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | November 20th, 2015

The owner of the most famous wine tavern in the Sherry Triangle will lead the new Premium Production and Innovation Division in the Sanlúcar winery but without renouncing to hold his renowned summer tastings.

News 2015-11-20 10:11:37


Grape milestone: Spain unearths 210 new varieties

Amaya Cervera | February 18th, 2015

The joint work of 25 research centres and over 70 grape experts unveils a huge –hitherto unknown- varietal diversity in Spain.

News 2015-02-18 07:02:20


Wine & Culinary: Creativity vs conformity

Amaya Cervera | September 29th, 2014

Under the subject of Creativity and Market, the 2nd International Wine & Culinary Forum gathered leading wine and gastronomy professionals in an intense and inspiring day.

News 2014-09-29 10:09:10