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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.

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Tito's Handmade Vodka expands Europe distribution 2 Nov 2015

US-based Tito's Handmade Vodka has rolled out to Spain, Denmark and Switzerland.

Freixenet readies UK ad push 16 Oct 2015

Freixenet has relaunched a marketing activation in the UK for its namesake sparkling wine brand.

Beam Suntory silent on Spanish brandy sale report 4 Sep 2015

Beam Suntory has declined to comment on claims that it is lining up a sale of its Spanish brandies.

NPD: Campo Viejo Winemaker’s Art 22 May 2015

Pernod Ricard has launched a Travel Retail-exclusive Rioja under its Campo Viejo wine brand.

González Byass toasts exports as FY profits leap 16 Mar 2015

González Byass has posted a strong rise in profits for its fiscal full-year, with exports driving the performance.

Grupo Cacaolat's Cacaolat Upp 9 Mar 2015

Spain's Grupo Cacaolat has launched an addition to its namesake smoothie range that has nutrition as its emphasis.

Spanish liqueur Pacharan faces new marketing rules 13 Feb 2015

The European Commission has amended European Union (EU) marketing rules for Spanish sloe-flavoured liqueur Pacharán by insisting that a generic description is used when the product is made outside of Spain.

Grupo Damm to create 100 extra jobs in 2015 2 Jan 2015

Grupo Damm said it expects to create 100 extra jobs in 2015, building on the 100 employees it took on last year.

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.