8th October 2018
Below we list all Spanish wine regions registered with the EU Commission as Protected Designations of Origin (PDOs) and Protected Geographical Indications (PGIs), classified by autonomous community, Spain’s first-level political and administrative division. Total number of Protected Designations of Origin (PDOs): 90 Total number of Protected Geographical Indications (PGIs): 42 Under each autonomous community we […]
21st September 2018
Sherry or Jerez refers to the fortified wine produced from authorised grape types and vineyards in the area between Jerez de la Frontera and Lebrija inland and Sanlúcar de Barrameda and Puerto de Santa Maria on the coast of Andalusia, Southern Spain. Production is regulated by the governing body of the “Denominación de Origen […]
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 […]
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 […]
30th November 2016
Alternatively to settling down for an evening with a fabulous bottle of red you may feel that it is time to discover the true home of some of Spain’s most renowned wines in Rioja. Grape Escapes is a specialist wine tour operator offering a broad selection of holidays and trips to the premium European wine regions. Here’s Grape Escapes’ 2017 programme to visit this hot spot in the European wine production and development scene
15th October 2016
Rice was historically introduced in Valencia from the 8th century along with Muslim culture. It was grown in the wetland around a lagoon located south of the city of Valencia. Later in the 18th Century rice farmers started to reclaim land from the lagoon. Earth moving works, labour on the rice fields and fishing were carried out by peasants who used to commute on latin-rigged sailing boats of Middle Eastern ultimate origin.
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.
5th October 2016
What is referred to as Valencian Paella is a popular, non written recipe that is only followed in the city of Valencia and an area around it. Locals however see their way as the only way. Without entering the discussion, we offer the ingredients and a few hints on what Valencians treasure as their ensign dish, obtained from an experienced rice farmer and cook.
7th September 2016
Reality contradicts to an extent the OEMV’s –the Spanish wine industry’s watchdog- soothing and calming, post Brexit vote balm-report. Even if recession is finally kept at bay, a frailer economic outlook, lower wages and a weaker currency are definitely going to put more pressure on the extraordinary increase in recent years of the UK’s imported […]
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 […]