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Fake-ed Wines – the UK’s Spanish wine scam

19th April 2018

Naked Wines abuse UK customers and denigrate the Spanish wine industry in a diversity of manners: mis-selling large volume Spanish wine as fake, small scale projects by signature winemakers; utilising farmers’ real needs and a false promise of preferential prices to stimulate consumers’ expenditure; associating a few genuine Spanish wine names with a long list […]

Can Majoral, Majorca winery's grape harvesters celebrate the end of their work by throwing their buckets high into the air all at once

Spanish wine: two reasons to choose it, one not to

18th January 2018

Spain is a large and efficient wine producer, very competitive in price and quality. The Spanish wine industry, as it happens in other important wine producing countries, is polarised between a few large-scale producers and exporters and a large number of medium to very small producers, some of which are barely visible in international markets […]

Sarcastic back label of Monastrellissimo, Jumilla 2014 Spanish red wine

The wine jargon parody label that’s shocked industry and media

7th October 2016

A Jumilla, Murcia winery has come out with a truly sarcastic label to make fun of traditional wine jargon. The Spanish wine industry is fast getting rid of traditional constraints. You may think that this exercise of laughing at yourself is slightly over the top but it is fun and it is healthy. Here’s our free translation of the back label.

Why Spanish wines are interesting

8th June 2016

Oddbins, one of UK’s best known wine retailers, introduce their Spanish wine section in their online shop with a praising description: “wine is a matter of very personal taste. Over the last 50 years, as we’re sure you can imagine, here at Oddbins we’ve heard almost everything. Those who say that South African wines all […]