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just the Facts – Casks from the Cooperage 15 Jan 2014

Greetings from Jerez in southern Spain, the home of the Sherry industry. I'm here with Edrington to learn about the importance of Sherry casks to the producers of Scotch whisky.


Harvest Report 2006 – Spain and Portugal 8 Nov 2006

Kicking off just-drinks’ 2006 harvest reports from northern hemisphere wine regions, Chris Losh takes a look at the contrasting fortunes experienced this year by Spanish and Portuguese wine producers.


Commissioner clarifies reform agenda 22 May 2006

Reform of EU wine policy has long been viewed as a necessity, but may be closer to becoming a reality, judging by recent remarks from agriculture commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel. A timetable for reform is now in place, beginning with the publication of a Commission policy paper on the subject next month. Alan Osborn reports.

Latest News

Freixenet extends FC Barcelona tie-up 3 Dec 2014

Spanish wine group Freixenet has extended its long-running sponsorship deal with football club Barcelona for another season.


Naranjas Che's Tarongino orange wine 28 Nov 2014

Spanish orange grower Naranjas Che has launched an organic alcoholic wine made from oranges.


Danone unveils first Evian branded airport outlet 10 Oct 2014

Groupe Danone has opened its first branded airport outlet for its Evian bottled water brand at Madrid Barajas airport in partnership with Spanish Travel Retail firm Arèas.


Russian Standard switches Spain distribution 9 Oct 2014

Russian Standard has agreed a new distribution deal for its namesake vodka in Spain.


Emperador lines up Spanish vineyard buy 16 Jul 2014

Emperador Inc's Spanish unit has agreed to buy 230 hectares of vineyard in Toledo as the Philippine company looks to up its global brandy reach.


Court stops Coca-Cola Iberian Partners' job cuts 13 Jun 2014

A Spanish court has annulled restructuring plans by Coca-Cola Iberian Partners' (CCIP), which involved the closure of four of its plants and the laying-off of 1,190 staff.


Cava to get single estate classification 8 May 2014

Consejo Regulador del Cava has proposed the introduction of a further classification for Cava producers.


Mahou-San Miguel acquires Arian Breweries 28 Apr 2014

Spanish brewer Mahou-San Miguel has taken full control of its Indian joint-venture Arian Breweries & Distilleries for an undisclosed sum.


Diageo's J&B Urban Honey 27 Mar 2014

Diageo has entered the Scotch-based “spirit drink” category with the launch of a honey-flavoured whisky under its J&B brand.


Miguel Torres changes US importer 20 Mar 2014

Miguel Torres has switched importers in the US.