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Cava in the mix

13-07-2010 | Category: Spirits & Cocktails Spain Sparkling News

Freixenet has launched its latest summer on-trade promotional initiative: Mix With Freixenet.

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Psychic sommeliers predict World Cup outcome

12-07-2010 | Category: Spain Wines News

Who needs a clairvoyant octopus? A panel of sommeliers accurately predicted a Spanish triumph in this year's World Cup.

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Copa Jerez

17-06-2010 | Category: Spain Competitions Sherry

Copa Jerez aims to demonstrate Sherry's tremendous versatility as a wine to pair with food.

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Basque findings

11-06-2010 | Category: Spain Tastings Events Wines

A brief lesson in Spain's lesser-known wine growing regions

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Fine wine pricing itself out

29-04-2010 | Category: Spain Bordeaux Wines News

Top Bordeaux wines are in danger of falling off restaurant wine lists because of high prices according to Texture owner Xavier Rousset.

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The emperor's new cabernet - Spanish Pagos

01-03-2010 | Category: Spain Opinions Red only

Many comments have been made about Spain’s new premium single-estate Pago wines. Could they be the country’s answer to grand cru, or are they mere marketing hype to fleece the unwary? Sarah McCleery puts Spain’s hot properties under the spotlight

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Spain on the spot: Pago wine tasting

11-02-2010 | Category: Spain Tastings Wines

Pago wines are making a big noise in Spain, and commanding big prices. But can they deliver where it matters – in the glass? Imbibe gathered together a panel of tasters, and a line-up of some of the country’s best-known estate wines to find out

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I like big butts: The finest Sherry cocktails

11-02-2010 | Category: Spirits & Cocktails Spain Opinions Sherry

The bartenders of old were fully aware of sherry’s huge potential as a cocktail ingredient. Time, says Naren Young, that you let Jerez’s finest shake its bounty once again

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Sommelier Wine Awards 2009: Rest of Spain

02-02-2010 | Category: Spain Wines Sommelier Wine Awards 2009

Not quite so staggering as last year, with some tasters bemoaning a lack of ‘Spanishness’, but still some excellent wines at competitive prices

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Sommelier Wine Awards 2009: Spain - Rioja

02-02-2010 | Category: Spain Red only Sommelier Wine Awards 2009

Not much wrong in Rioja these days on this evidence, though there wasn’t much there to actively excite our tasters either – and price was something of an issue

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Iberian Knights: Sommelier Wine Awards - Spain

26-01-2010 | Category: Spain Tastings Wines

Spain was, without doubt, one of the top categories in the 2008 Sommelier Wine Awards. SWA chairman Chris Losh takes a look at what it is about the country that’s so exciting the sommeliers

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Med to measure: Can southern Italy and Spain pull any surprises out of the bag for Sommeliers?

20-01-2010 | Category: Italy Spain Tastings

Frequently dismissed as a source of entry-level wine, the southern wine regions of both Italy and Spain have seen renewed interest recently. An Imbibe panel of judges was called upon to find out what these hot regions have to

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North by Northwest: Galicia's best known wine, Albarino, is experimenting with new styles

14-01-2010 | Category: Spain Opinions Albarino

Billed as the ultimate seafood wine, Albariño has always been more about freshness than texture – until now. And, says Susan Low, a growing interest in oak- and lees-ageing is not the only hot story from Spain’s cool north-west

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