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Mahou San Miguel, Spain's beer market leader – just the Facts 27 Nov 2015

just-drinks is in Madrid today as a guest of Mahou San Miguel. Here's a look at how the company has grown to become Spain's beer market leader.


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.


EU Wine Reform – Commissioner clarifies 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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Heineken buys into Spain's La Cibeles craft brewer 5 Dec 2018

Heineken has bought majority control of Spanish craft brewer La Cibeles.


Mazuelo Holdings starts takeover bid for Spain's Baron de Ley winery 22 Nov 2018

Mazuelo Holdings, the largest shareholder in Rioja producer Baron de Ley, has launched a takeover bid for the Spanish wine maker.


Diageo builds "immersive" Johnnie Walker store in Madrid 10 Oct 2018

Diageo-owned Scotch whisky brand Johnnie Walker is opening a new retail store in central Madrid next month, offering whisky sales and a range of "immersive" experiences.


AS Liviko takes gin, liqueur roster to Spain with Sogas Mascaro 2 Oct 2018

AS Liviko is entering the Spanish market after signing an export deal for two of its gins and the Vana Tallinn liqueur portfolio.


Zamora Co chases major sales jump after Licor 43 boosts 2017 - results 5 Jul 2018

Spain-based wine and liqueurs group Zamora Co is aiming to grow revenues by more than 50% by 2020 after announcing a 3% revenue rise to EUR169m in 2017.


Carlyle Group set to follow Accolade Wines buy with Grupo Codorníu stake acquisition 29 Jun 2018

The Carlyle Group has made its second sizeable investment in the global wine category, this time lining up the purchase of majority control of Spanish cava giant Grupo Codorníu.


AG Barr takes Funkin to Spain 4 May 2018

AG Barr has signed a distribution deal to launch its cocktail mixers range to Spain.


Investment boost drives Mahou San Miguel FY 2017 sales rise - results 3 May 2018

Spanish brewer Mahou San Miguel has posted its fourth-straight full-year sales gain as it invested behind its premium brands.


Grupo Codorníu confirms The Carlyle Group offer rejection; opens door to minority partner 23 Apr 2018

Spanish cava producer Grupo Codorníu has rejected a bid from US equity fund The Carlyle Group, but has said it is open to bringing a minority partner onboard.


Mahou San Miguel buys control of Aguas del Valle de La Orotava bottled water firm 12 Apr 2018

Spain's biggest domestic brewer, Mahou San Miguel, has bought a majority stake in bottled mineral water company Aguas del Valle de La Orotava.