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LOCA FOR LOCAL: Fantastic wines can be found in Malaga and Andalucia

It is all about history, geology, anthropology even, and so much more all wrapped up in a liquid

WINE TIME: Cocktails to enjoy in the sunshine (finally!)

IT'S taken its time, but I think I can safely say that summer is just around the corner. It’s so close I can almost taste...

How to chill your wine in just THREE minutes

It's much quicker than putting the wine into the freezer

Marbella expat confirms Barack Obama as guest speaker at leading climate change conference

Wine expert, Pancho Campo, has secured the 44th President of the U.S. for this summer’s high profile Climate Change Leadership Porto Summit

Chinese Super League team offers to buy Spanish football player with six million bottles of wine

Chongqing Dangdai Lifan have reportedly offered the Barcelona centre midfielder an €80 million deal over three years.

THINK PINK: ‘Tis the season for rosé – or pink wine in English – writes Aleesha Hansel

PINK wine, known as rosé in France and rosado in Spain, has a somewhat mixed reputation. Seen as a bit of an in-between, it...

Cellar performance as Rioja exports increase

RIOJA exports increased by 4% last year, new figures show. Over 108 million litres were shipped out, with most growth seen in newer markets such...

Spain is world´s largest exporter of red wine

SPAIN exported the most red wine in the world last year - beating Italy and France by millions of hectolitres. The country sold 22.8 million...

Wine Time: Weird wines of Spain

THE Spanish are past masters at winemaking and there are strict conventions governing this specialist field. But forget everything you knew. Inventive new tech wineries...

Critics toast 2015 Spanish wine as one of best on planet

A SPANISH wine has been called one of the world’s greatest by esteemed wine critic James Suckling. After a mass tasting of nearly 1,200 wines...

WINE & DINE: 5-course pairing menu with Mallorcan wines at Palma’s Fulla d’Ostra

FULLA D'Ostra in Santa Catalina is hosting a special gourmet five-course pairing menu with top Mallorcan wines. From grilled octopus to vegan tartar, every dish...

WINE TIME: Egg-squisite wine and chocolate pairings for Easter

These chocolate vino matches are a must-know for the Easter period

Wine Time: Three must-have flavours for Spring

Olive Press wine expert Aleesha Hansel rounds up the delicious whites you should be sipping this spring

Tennis pro and Marbella expat Pancho Campo finally vindicated after 13 YEARS of Dubai arrest warrant

It's 13 years since Marbella expat Pancho Campo became a wanted man. Now in the clear after an Interpol ‘Red Notice’ was finally lifted, the former tennis pro and Master of Wine tells the Olive Press about his plans for vindication.

JAILED: Spain policemen who accepted cheese and wine bribes on Costa del Sol

A PAIR of Spanish cops have been sentenced to two years behind bars after accepting cheese and wine as bribes. The Guardia Civil officers accepted...

Wine prices to increase in Spain following 20% drop in harvest thanks to soaring temperatures

SPAIN'S production of wine for 2017 was down 20% compared to the year before, figures have shown. The agriculture ministry has reported the total production...

Our tips for top tipples to pair with your Christmas feast

CHRISTMAS and celebrations go hand in hand so what better way to get the party started than with bubbles! Made by the same ‘traditional...

2017 to be a vintage year for wines made in Spain

CONNOISSEURS  of Spanish wines can mark 2017 down as a vintage year. Not only will stocks arrive two to three weeks earlier but the wines...

DEBUNKED: The 10 biggest myths about wine

FOR some of us, navigating our way around the wine section can be a daunting task. How are we supposed to know which is the...

SIPS GOING DOWN: Worst grape harvest in Spain for DECADES could see wine shortages and price increases

SPAIN, Italy and France are bracing for their worst grape harvest in decades. Farmers in the three countries, which together produce over half the world's...

Successful month for Malaga and Manilva drinks industry despite droughts

IT has been a positive month for the drinks industry in Malaga. Despite a serious drought this year, the key wine producing areas have held...

Night time wine picking phenomenon in Jerez

Over 30% of all the grapes picked in Jerez’s wine harvest are being picked at night to avoid the worse of the seasonal heat.

Spain bans blue wine for being the ‘wrong colour’

it was ruled that blue wine does not fit among the 17 approved types

Velez Malaga wine Botani voted one of best in world

Jorge Ordonez’ dry moscatel Botani was chosen by globally-renowned wine critic Robert Parker as one of his top three 2016 wines selling at under $20 a bottle

Wales to host its first-ever Rioja Day

They hope to sync the day with the Day of La Rioja in the Spanish town of the same name

Ronda wine wins prestigious international award

The festival featured 5,800 varieties of wine
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