Comment - White Riot in Rioja?

Spain’s premier wine region, Rioja, has been in heated debate over the addition of new white grape varieties to those allowed under the Rioja denomination. The introduction of several almost extinct local varieties has been widely accepted but, writes Chris Losh, the addition of the ubiquitous Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc to the region’s list of permitted white grapes has proved far more controversial.

The Losh Cause – Rioja: White noise

31 July 2008

Spain’s premier wine region, Rioja, has been in heated debate over the addition of new white grape varieties to those allowed under the Rioja denomination. The introduction of several almost extinct local varieties has been widely accepted but, writes Chris Losh, the addition of the ubiquitous Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc to the region’s list of permitted white grapes has proved far more controversial.

EUR: Spain punished for excess vine planting

8 April 2008

The Spanish government has been ordered to repay EUR54.9m (US$86.3m) in European Union (EU) subsidies after the European Commission concluded it had wasted the money on unauthorised planting of vineyards in 2003 and 2004.

SPAIN: Wine exports set record in 2007 - figures

27 February 2008

Spanish wine exports rose a record 12.4% in 2007 to EUR1.8bn (US$2.71bn), boosted by higher prices and rising demand from key markets in the UK and the US, trade federation FEV has reported.

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