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Spain’s Civil Guard arrests lorry driver who was seven times over the legal alcohol limit

The Spanish Civil Guard has arrested a lorry driver who was found to be seven times over the legal limit for alcohol. The man...

Top winemaker in Spain opens UK subsidiary to serve key export market

Grupo Marques del Atrio has opened a UK subsidiary in a bid to grow the Spanish winemaker’s sales in its second-biggest export market. The company...

Spanish vineyards send as much wine as possible to UK before Brexit

In the first nine months of 2018, its wineries sold 32 million litres of vino to UK buyers - one third of its total global exports

Move over Cava – sparkling Rioja is on its way

A HOST of Spanish wineries have started adding bubbles to red Rioja. Eight vineyards are now producing sparkling versions of the traditional vino. It comes...

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...

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.

Teacher from Spain ‘hid in cupboard’ with students while white supremacist went on killing spree at US school

 A TEACHER from Spain was forced to hide in cupboard with her pupils as a white supremacist went on a killing spree in the...

Spain bans blue wine for being the ‘wrong colour’

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

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

China’s most popular wine to be sold in Spain

Rioja region to begin importing Changyu Noble Dragon

British actors Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan to film The Trip in Spain

For the third course of their TV comedy The Trip they are set to visit Andalucia

War rages between Rioja bodegas

The quality control board, controlled by the Government of La Rioja has caused controversy by opening the door to 60 new producers in Alava
recycled wine bottle crafts

Spanish wine makers target lucrative Chinese market with new offerings

Torres is to release a limited edition cava in 2015

Axarquia: True vintage

Jon Clarke discovers that the Axarquia has a long and rich history of winemaking

Spain’s magnificent seven wine impress US

In terms of value seven Spanish wines come up trumps in America's rating of 100 top wines




Spain’s first low-cost AVE starts Malaga-Madrid route today, June 1

RENFE’S new low-cost AVE-alternative service, AVLO, will start operating its Malaga-Madrid routes as of today, June 1. There will be a daily train departing in...


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