The past 2017 has produced an increase in exports of Spanish wine. According to the ICEX España Exportación e Inversiones report, more than 4,000 companies exported wine in 2017, with an increase of 2.1% in the number of companies, and increasing the turnover of their exports + 7.8%.
The main destination of Spanish wine exports is Europe, followed by the United States and China, which markedly increased its wine imports in 2017 and recorded its historical highs in both value and volume... Read more
The evolution of the total area dedicated to the cultivation of the vineyard, in absolute terms, leads to a progressive loss with respect to the total area of crops in Spain. This loss was produced especially during the years 2009 to 2012, due to the economic aid for pull off the vineyard until 2012.
Currently, the area of grape vineyards for processing in Spain fell by -0.2% to reach 953,607 hectares. Of these, the irrigated vineyard area is around 368,100 hectares, which remain stable, but that by reducing the overall area of vineyard, irrigated land stands at 38.6% of the total vineyard area in 2017... Read more
The Consejo Regulador de Ribera del Duero, together with the Comité de Calificación de la Cosecha, have determined the quality of the Ribera del Duero wines, qualifying the 2017 harvest as Very Good.
This year, the Comite de Calificación de la Cosecha was made up of eight of the most prestigious sommeliers in Spain from the best restaurants in Spain:.. Read more
According to an investigation against the "Screw of the Vine" made by the University of León, in the fight against this plague there would be biological solutions, being a fungus that would have the key.
The 'screw of the vine' is one of the most harmful pests for the vineyards of the Iberian Peninsula. The cause of the problems would be the insect 'Xylotrechus arvicola', which looks like a wasp. It should be noted that this insect, while harmless to humans, is a serious problem for vineyards... Read more
The wines of the Denominación de Origen Ribera del Duero have been the protagonists of the program of Radio 5 "Con Nombre Propio" (which talks about products with Protected Designation of Origin or Protected Geographical Indications) that was issued last February 14. In this program was discussed of the history of Denominación de Origen Ribera del Duero, which are among the oldest in Spain.
The Denominacion de Origen Ribera del Duero constantly pursues excellence, from the first step that is the grape, resulting in wines of high color, balanced acidity and great aptitude for aging, which is demonstrated in its different types of wines, which They range from rosés and young reds to wines aged and reserve wine... Read more