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
According to a study carried out by Iniciativa CORK carried out on 1200 Spanish people, 72% of the respondents are habitual consumers of wine, but 70% drink wine occasionally, and only 3 of every 10 Spanish people assure to drink wine daily.
The study shows the roots of wine in our society, but also indicates that 70% of respondents perceive wine as an occasional drink, since 24% of Spanish only consume wine on weekends, and a 22% only consume wine punctually or in celebrations and 18% reserve it for once or twice a week. Finally, 3 out of 10 Spanish people drink wine daily, while the remaining 6% never opt for this drink. In the case of cavas and champagnes, 66% of Spanish claim to reserve them for special occasions, while 16% consume them on weekends... Read more
The challenge for Spanish wineries this year, is to achieve a greater value of Spanish wine with a smaller volume of wine available for sale. That should be the objective for the wineries after observing the analysis carried out by the Observatorio Español del Mercado del Vino (OEMV), of the situation of the 2017/18 campaign and the prospects for the commercialization of Spanish wines. According to the study, the Spanish wine faces the consequences of the low vintage and the high prices reached by the grape. It must also continue with the improvement in the positioning of Spanish wines in international markets, in order to achieve better sales prices due to the high quality value of Spanish wines.
The OEMV forecast a loss of markets in terms of volume, especially in exports of wines of lower average value. A decline in the margins of the wineries is also forecast, due to the difficulty of transferring the price raises of the harvest, especially in the producers which sales of year wines... Read more