Tag: rioja

The reign in Spain

Following on the from the success of our ‘Golden Route’ tasting last month, our Spain buyer Simon Field MW reflects on the multifaceted appeal of wines from this great nation, its gathering momentum on the global market, and the regional producers to keep an eye on. We’re very proud of this year’s offer. In some […]

The Spanish acquisition

Martyn Rolph is one of our Fine Wine Account Managers and a keen advocate of Spain’s vinous exports. Here he recounts last month’s Spanish tasting trip, an annual expedition to meet the producers and taste their wines ahead of our offer, The Golden Route The onset of autumn heralds our yearly team tasting trip to […]

Easter drinking (part 2): Rioja all the way

In search of some inspiring wines to drink over the coming long weekend, we asked a few staffers what they planned to enjoy. Observant readers will notice a trend emerging… Simon Field MW, buyer 2005 Vina Arana Reserva La Rioja Alta, £19.75 per bottle Arana is perhaps less known than its Rioja Alta siblings, Alberdi […]

Ebro to the Duero: Viva España

Laura Atkinson, a member of our fine wine team, travelled to Rioja to explore the difference between traditional and modern winemaking – and what that means for what’s in your glass… This was my first trip to the vinous regions of northern Spain: we had two days in beautiful Rioja, the historical hub, followed by […]