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Cork blimey! British company will pay you €600 to review luxury English sparkling wines – even if you live...

DO you know your Bruts from your Demi-Secs, fancy yourself as a wine aficionado, or simply enjoy a tipple or two in the evening?  You...

Does red wine give you a headache? Scientists may have finally found out why

RESEARCHERS may have finally found the reason why red wine gives so many people headaches.  The study, carried out by the University of California, has...

Revealed: These are the biggest myths about wine – and some might surprise you

FOR some of us, navigating our way around the wine section can be a daunting task. With so many amazing Spanish varieties, how are we...

Spanish wine rekindles global acclaim with exceptional 2012 vintage

CASTILLO Ygay, previously hailed as the ‘Best Wine in the World’ by Wine Spectator, is back in the spotlight. The 2012 vintage of this Spanish...

Nine top Andalucian wineries take part in a major wine conference in Japan 

LEADING Andalucian wineries took part in a major wine conference in Japan last month.  Nine wineries from Malaga, Cadiz, Huelva and Cordoba attended the event...

Top sommelier gets prison sentence for the misappropriation of high-end wine bottles in the Basque Country 

A TOP sommelier has been given a two-year prison sentence for the misappropriation of luxury wine bottles in Spain’s Basque Country.  Guillermo Cruz, who was...

Spanish winemaker wins award for being among first to utilise only renewable energy sources

SPANISH winemaker Entrecanales Domecq e Hijos has been named the leading food and drink company in Spain at The Sustainability Awards. They won the garland...

Recent rain a welcome relief for vineyards in Spain’s Malaga

MALAGA was drenched last week by Storm Oscar which brought much-needed widespread rain to the province. While the recent rains haven’t had a significant impact...

Full MARXA: MARXA Chiringuito holds its tasty inauguration party at SO/Sotogrande Spa & Golf Resort 

GIANT brochettes of beef, wild turbot and exquisite canapes marked the opening of one of the most exciting new restaurants in Sotogrande for years. Hundreds...

Three arrested in Spain after stealing €25,000 worth of wine in Madrid’s upscale Salamanca district

THE NATIONAL POLICE this week arrested three men in Madrid on suspicion of stealing €25,000 worth of wine from shops in the city’s upscale...

WINE COUNTRY: the Alpujarra and Contraviesa of Spain’s Granada have produced vino for 2,000 years – and it’s still...

WHEN I first visited the Alpujarra in the early 2000s, I was immediately offered a glass of ‘costavin’ (local wine). Rose-coloured and sweet, strong...

Traces of 6,000-year-old wine discovered in Spain’s Malaga

RESEARCHERS have discovered traces of wine in Malaga dating back to the fourth millennia BC - meaning Malagueños have been making and drinking wine...

Spanish farmer’s grape collection could be client resistant, could tackle global warming

A farmer's vast array of grape varieties he has been collecting since the 1980s could play a pivotal role in tackling the country’s current...

The Malaga winery making fine, dry, elegant mountain wine (just the way Catherine the Great liked it)

MALAGA’S hugely famous local dry wine enjoyed a 200-year boom until the early 20th century when it faded into obscurity. When winemaker Victoria Ordoñez...

Salud! What makes Spanish wine so special?

If you love wine, then Spain is most definitely the right country for you.

Thieves walk out of Michelin-starred restaurant in Madrid with 132 bottles of wine valued at €200,000

THIEVES in Spain have managed to pull off another wine heist, this time targeting the Michelin-starred restaurant Coque. On Sunday, the exclusive eatery was...

Man accused of stealing €1.6m worth of wine from restaurant in Spain appears in court over whisky theft

A man accused of stealing 45 bottles of wine with a value of €1.6 million made an appearance on Tuesday in a Madrid court...

La Inglesa: The extraordinary love story behind a winery in the heart of Spain’s Andalucia and the Englishwoman that...

NESTLED in the heart of Andalucia you can find the Sierra de Montilla (Cordoba), an unexpected paradise for wine lovers. Often eclipsed by the nearby...

Spain’s winemakers battle to save harvest as heatwaves and drought takes toll

THE effects of successive heatwaves and drought are threatening this year’s wine harvest across Spain. An exceptionally hot and dry summer has left grapes withering...

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...

Nic of time: Marbella now counts on two of France’s finest Nicolas wine shops

IT has been two centuries since Maison Nicolas became one of the most fashionable wine shops in Paris. And now, finally, Marbella residents have two...

World’s best chefs to gather for Madrid Fusion and celebrate cuisine in Spain

SOME of the biggest names in the world of gastronomy will be taking part in Madrid Fusion later this month in the 20th anniversary...

How Spain’s Valencia region has become a coastal paradise for wine lovers

Wine tourism is taking off across the region of Valencia. Matthew Desoutter at Simply Spanish Wine takes a look at what's on offer.

Spain’s wine trade breathes easy after European Parliament backtracks over ‘cancer warning’ labels

SPAIN'S wine industry has applauded a U-turn from European politicians who ditched proposals to slap 'cancer warning' labels on wine bottles. The European Parliament(EP) rolled...

A million hectares of countryside makes Spain the world’s number one country for vineyards

WITH areas of vineyards around the world being lower than ever before, Spain still has vast swathes of countryside dedicated to grape growth. Countries such...

VILASIRA: A haven in Spain’s Valencia region to enjoy fine wines, the best local food and pampering treatments

THE 10-hectare estate of vineyards, olives and almond groves sits on the edge of the Hoces del Cabriel Natural Park at Venta del Moro...

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