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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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González Byass's Pio X Moscatel - Product Launch 16 Nov 2017

Sherry producer Gonzalez Byass is to launch an ultra-premium Moscatel made with grapes that were grown more than 150 years ago.


Grupo Codorníu parent relocates HQ as Catalonia independence calls mount 20 Oct 2017

The holding company of Spanish cava producer Grupo Codorníu Codorniu has moved its headquarters out of Catalonia, amid fears the province could declare independence.


Perelada Wine Group enters Navarra with Chivite Group purchase 20 Oct 2017

Perelada Wine Group has bought fellow Spanish wine producer Chivite Group for an undisclosed sum.


Fever-Tree adds Spain's EVA to bottling network 1 Aug 2017

Fever-Tree has expanded its European bottling sites to five after signing a new deal in Spain.


Gonzalez Byass recruits former Miguel Torres executive to head up export sales 12 Jul 2017

González Byass has confirmed details of a change of international sales director with a former Miguel Torres executive joining the company to assume the role.


Rioja sparkling wine gets go-ahead 14 Jun 2017

The control board for Spain's Rioja wine region has approved the production of sparkling wine using the term Rioja.


Molson Coors targets on-premise with Blue Moon-branded outlets 8 May 2017

Molson Coors is looking to create a chain of Blue Moon-themed on-premise outlets, with the beer brand's first bar and restaurant opening in Spain. 


Grupo Codorníu prepares for job losses as it halts third-party production 3 May 2017

Spanish cava producer Grupo Codorníu is to cut jobs as it exits third-party production.


The Coca-Cola Co launches Royal Bliss premium mixers in Spain 10 Mar 2017

The Coca-Cola Co's Spanish unit has lined up range of 'premium' mixers for the country's on-premise. 


Suntory's Orangina Schweppes Group expands R&D hub 3 Jan 2017

Suntory Holdings' European soft drinks unit, Orangina Schweppes Group, has completed an upgrade to its Spanish R&D centre as part of an overall EUR14m (US$14.5m) long-term investment.