40 mill. Bottles Counterfeited in Catalonia

In October 2021, the Catalan group "Reserva de la Tierra" was suspected of putting wines with fake DO seals into circulation. According to current media reports, 40 million bottles worth about 14.2 million euro are affected by the fraud - significantly more than previously assumed. The insolvent company has been bought by the private equity firm Sherpa Capital.

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Spain: Time for a Rethink in Rioja?

The Rioja classification system has tradition and determines marketing. Ever cheaper Reservas, however, are causing criticism and fueling doubts about the traditional model. David Schwarzwälder reports.

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Spain: the Tempranillo Axis

The appellations along the Duero stand for Ribera del Duero, Toro and much more. David Schwarzwälder gives an overview.

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ProWein Special: Spain and Portugal

Wine production, consumption and export data.

Spain and Portugal are located in Halls 13 and 14 at ProWein.

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Rediscovering Spanish Wine

A Report from the Barcelona Wine Week 

More than 650 wineries gathered in Fira Barcelona this April to take part in the second annual Barcelona Wine Week (BWW). Meininger’s met up with exhibitors and experts to talk about what's new in the world of Spanish wine and what trends became apparent at this exhibition.

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100x Spain, 100x Indispensable

Two intense days of tasting, three experienced juries, almost 300 wines, and the full spectrum of styles: the tasting Best of Spain 2022 offers everything you should taste and know regarding the status quo of the Spanish wine scene.

Bagged grapes. Spain’s sparkling wine producers seek new ways to fight climate change

Some of the leading wineries in Catalonia are experimenting into how to make better wine in more environmentally friendly – and sometimes surprising – ways. Barnaby Eales reports.

Who's Who in the Spanish wine industry

Barnaby Eales looks at the major figures behind one of Europe’s most diverse and exciting wine countries.