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As a mother, I used to think that there were two types of people on the planet; those who have children and those who don’t. We all live in the same parallel universe but our lives are so very fundamentally different. But perhaps it’s even simpler than that? Perhaps the divide is just those who love Riesling and…

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Wines from Rioja’s new concept 10×10 Trade Tasting on Tuesday 10th November at Banking Hall was a huge success attracting key trade and media across all sectors of the wine industry. The concept worked as a fantastic platform to highlight the quality and diversity produced in the region giving trade an overview and illustrating that…

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This year Wines from Rioja has worked in partnership with Imbibe magazine on a number of activities targeted at the UK on trade. We kicked off 2015 with a series of panel tastings with experts from four sectors of the on-trade – gastro pubs, fine dining restaurants, wine and cocktail bars, and neighbourhood restaurants –…

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So the food festival season is over and Phipps Chairman Miranda Page Wood tells us what makes the  Aldeburgh Festival special for her. ‘ It was a beautiful weekend bathed in sunshine for the Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival, celebrating ten years of bringing together all the magical foody produce there is in Suffolk. I…

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Rioja may be Spain’s oldest DOCa region but it is anything but out-of-date when it comes to producing wines of interest. From single varietals to modern and contemporary reds, many winemakers are producing an increasing number of unusual styles and flaunting the indigenous varietals of the region. Last week, Wines from Rioja headed off on…

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This last month has been full of ‘firsts’ for me – not in a competition sense, but more in a significant life experiences kind of way. To list a few, there was my first taste of Krug rosé, my first pint of Guinness ever (a bona fida one, on Irish soil), my first taste of…

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International Marketing Reports told us that not only did the German footballers win football’s biggest trophy, they scooped the prize for social media with the German football association’s Twitter and Facebook results going off the scale! But let’s not forget Germany’s other great award winner – German Wine. Not only did Wines of Germany social…

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It’s no secret that a portion of the British public has been wary of German wines for a few years. Enter the Wines of Germany ‘Give it a Whirl’ tour! This summer, we’ve been on the road with our pub garden stand, sampling and spreading the word about German wine at a number of foodie…

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Over the years London Wine Fair has gained and lost more letters than anyone cares to remember LWF – LIWF – LIWSF – LIWF and finally back to LWF.  It’s almost as if the fair went on an international journey but decided that home was best after all.   And it’s true, for many reasons, partly…

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Cono Sur Wines have a great affinity with the bicycle, in fact their vineyard workers travel around the estate on environmentally friendly bikes and they even have a range of wines called Bicicleta, so it makes for a perfect partnership to become an official supporter of The Grand Départ of the world’s most iconic Cycling…

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London Wine Fair always brings our wine clients from all over the world into town and we always have an entertaining time with them.  First off the Harpers Awards dinner with Matthew Clark and Wines of Germany at the Hurlingham where the Rieslings definitely got the biggest cheer of the night, then onto Rioja and…

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On what was the sunniest day of April, the Tio Pepe Sherry Ferry sailed. A canal barge to celebrate Tio Pepe fino loaded full with sherry and Iberica tapas, transformed into a floating Feria de Jerez! The barge was decked out with bucket loads of ice cold Tio Pepe, Feria de Jerez bunting, traditional Spanish…

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