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Duero Wine Fest shines the spotlight on the industry's key challenges

Amaya Cervera | April 20th, 2024

Declining wine consumption, lack of interest among the young and the challenges posed by the climate crisis were the main topics discussed at the third edition of this congress, which brought together some 400 wine professionals in Salamanca last week.

Experiences 2024-04-20 12:04:23


BWW 2024: containers, queues and more wine than ever before

Amaya Cervera | February 12th, 2024

The fourth edition of BWW, which has consolidated its position as the leading Spanish wine fair, has confirmed the need for more space for both exhibitors and visitors. Its growth makes it more attractive, but also more difficult to manage for the visito

Experiences 2024-02-12 12:02:08


Spain jumps on the canned wine bandwagon

Amaya Cervera | September 28th, 2022

Interest is growing among a variety of Spanish producers to tap into the canned wine market. SWL talks to some of the pioneers and reports on the interest of international merchants to fill cans with Spanish wines.

Experiences 2022-09-28 08:09:21


Be Ranci!: showcasing the diversity of oxidative wines

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | December 13th, 2021

The Perpignan fair seeks to revive the interest in dry rancio, a style of wine shaped by time, patience and long oxidative periods, generally in the family sphere, and witness to a past in which spicy and nutty aromas were particularly appreciated.

Experiences 2021-12-13 07:12:50


Wine tourism opportunities in the summer of the pandemic

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | July 22nd, 2020

Until the outbreak of the virus, wine tourism in Spain was a thriving business, mainly driven by foreign tourism. Now, many wineries have had to reinvent themselves to continue offering their services to visitors.

Experiences 2020-07-22 10:07:53


#WeStayAtHome: Spanish wine lovers get through the lockdown

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | March 17th, 2020

During the time that the virus forces us to be at home, SWL will publish how the wine community is living this isolation and which wines are being served to go with it.

Experiences 2020-03-17 08:03:54


BWW: a new wine fair for all sorts of Spanish producers

Amaya Cervera | February 9th, 2020

These are our impressions of the first edition of Barcelona Wine Week (BWW), a fair that seeks to become a true showcase of the diversity of Spanish wine. This piece has been written jointly by Amaya Cervera and Yolanda Ortiz de Arri.

Experiences 2020-02-09 06:02:37


A complete guide of WSET courses in Spain

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | September 18th, 2019

Learning about wine is gaining popularity in Spain and the courses offered by this British organization are undoubtedly in high demand. We publish here a list of all the approved providers teaching WSET levels 1 to 3 in Spain.

Experiences 2019-09-18 11:09:10


The best pictures from the #LaviniaSWL party

Amaya Cervera | October 6th, 2018

Happy moments are worth sharing. No matter whether you came to our fourth anniversary party held in Lavinia wine store in Madrid yesterday or not, we hope you enjoy our selection of pictures from this fantastic fiesta.

Experiences 2018-10-06 12:10:49


Join us at our party in Lavinia Madrid!

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | September 18th, 2018

We love writing about the great diversity of Spanish wine but we hope you agree that the best thing about our favourite drink is to enjoy it in good company —and that's exactly what we plan to do next month!

Experiences 2018-09-18 01:09:33


Top places in Spain to learn about wine in English

Anna Harris-Noble | September 12th, 2017

From informal and fun to professional WSET qualifications: SWL contributor and wine educator Anna Harris-Noble assembles a useful list of companies hosting tastings in English in some of Spain’s major cities.

Experiences 2017-09-12 09:09:41


Ten summer alternatives to traditional wine tastings

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | July 19th, 2017

Spanish Wine Lover brings you ten alternative plans that combine fun wine activities with other experiences that go beyond the usual tour of the winery followed by a wine tasting.

Experiences 2017-07-19 09:07:51


Top wines and tables in Mallorca

Sue Style | June 21st, 2016

Until a few years ago, few people holidaying on Mallorca would have considered seeking out local wines, far less visiting wineries to get to know the people who work them. But now that’s all changing.

Experiences 2016-06-21 09:06:19


How can architecture and design help wine?

Amaya Cervera | February 16th, 2016

As wine tourism becomes more popular in Spain and the rest of the world, winery architecture and design play an increasingly important role to enhance the experience of making and enjoying wine.

Experiences 2016-02-16 08:02:35


Wine tourism with a twist

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | July 28th, 2015

We’re in the midst of summer and for many, it is time to go on holiday, hit the beach and relax. For those who shy away from the sand or for wine lovers with alternative concerns, some wineries have planned wine activities with a twist.

Experiences 2015-07-28 07:07:41


The long hard road to become a Master of Wine

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | July 14th, 2015

They are just two letters of the alphabet, but together they become the key to throw open many wine doors to the 322 people who currently can call themselves Master of Wine (MW).

Experiences 2015-07-14 11:07:38


Ordering Spanish wine in Spain

Tommasella Perniciaro | April 10th, 2015

Spain offers a big advantage for wine lovers, compared to the rest of the world: you can taste some high-quality products at reasonable prices, but you’ll need a few tips to make a good choice.

Experiences 2015-04-10 09:04:15


Nosing around for victory

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | March 11th, 2015

The Wine Tasting in Pairs Competition organized by retailer Vila Viniteca is a highly awaited event for #winelovers. One of Spanish Wine Lover’s writers took part this year and explains the ins and outs of the contest.

Experiences 2015-03-11 11:03:59


Weddings among barrels

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | January 20th, 2015

It might not be like Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s wedding at their Château Miraval in Provence, but getting married in a winery is within everybody’s reach.

Experiences 2015-01-20 11:01:35