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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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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.


Grupo Damm puts spotlight on history with new Estrella Damm Spain campaign - video 29 Mar 2018

Grupo Damm has unveiled a new ad for Estrella Damm as it repositions the Spanish beer to highlight its heritage.


Mahou San Miguel ups craft focus with Spanish 'Brewhub' for all 28 Feb 2018

Mahou San Miguel has announced plans to build a brewing site in Spain that will be open to all craft brewers globally.


Heineken targets 220 job cuts in Spain 2 Feb 2018

More than 200 jobs are at risk across Heineken’s Spanish workforce as the company looks to streamline sales and production.


Compania Vinicola del Norte de España buys Cava maker Roger Goulart 22 Jan 2018

Spanish winery Compania Vinicola del Norte de España (CVNE) has made its first purchase outside of Rioja with the acquisition of Cava producer Roger Goulart.


Rioja eyes China growth as 2018 budget inches up 16 Jan 2018

The trade association for the Rioja wine region in Spain has secured a slight lift in its annual budget, with spend set to increase in China.


Zamora Co adds Lolea sangria stake to armoury 11 Jan 2018

Zamora Co has confirmed its purchase of a "strategic stake" in premium sangría brand Lolea.


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.