The Consejo Regulador de la Denominación de Origen Ribera del Duero has carried out, as each year, the qualification of the 2016 vintage to determine the quality of its wines (Poor, Regular, Good, Very Good or Excellent).

On this occasion, for the qualification of wines, the Consejo Regulador has counted on the collaboration of eight of the best sommeliers in Spain, distinguished professionals who manage the wineries and wine lists of the best restaurants in Spain: Ivan Camps and Daniel Martínez ( El Celler de Can Roca, 3 Michelin stars); Ciro Carro (Akelarre de Pedro Subijana, 3 Michelin stars); Marcelino Calvo (El Ermitaño, 1 Michelin star); Diego González (Cobo Vintage, 1 Michelin star); María José Huertas (La Terraza del Casino de Paco Roncero, 2 Michelin stars); Cristina Losada (Director of Sala and sommelier of Enigma and as Head Sommelier of elBarri, a group of 6 restaurants including Tickets, 2 Michelin stars); And who has been responsible for sensorial analysis and tasting of the Curso de Sumillería of the Cámara de Comercio of Madrid, also ex-president of the Union Española de Catadores, legendary expert in wines and reference of the national sommeliers, José Luis González Cledera... Read more

Source: C.R. Ribera del Duero 11 April 2017

Ruta del Vino Ribera del Duero has achieved during 2016 a new record of visits, increased by 28.81% over the previous year. With 351,389 visits, the Ruta del Vino Ribera del Duero obtained 73,072 visits more than the previous year, with a total of 253,640 visitors to the wineries of the Route.

The total visits to wine museums have amounted to 97,749, with the Museo Provincial del vino de Peñafiel being the most visited of the Ruta, with 81,531 visitors... Read more

Source: Ruta del Vino Ribera del Duero 10 April 2017

According to the report of the Observatorio Español del Mercado del Vino, OEMV on the economic information of the wine sector in 2016, it seems that there is good news for the Spanish wine sector for the results obtained.

The report shows a smaller volume but with more value in international sales, a recovery of consumption in Spain, especially in the hostelry, but also increases consumption in food and a third channel that would encompass direct sales, wine tourism and sales on-line... Read more

Source: OEMV 30 March 2017

Wood and wine go hand in hand throughout the wine aging. In Bodegas Veganzones we tell you how thanks to the aging in barrels, the wine changes in terms of its aromas, taste and color.

Like so many discoveries in history, the process of aging of the wines in wood was casual, since it was discovered that the wine improved by spending time in barrels when transported by sea... Read more

Source: Bodegas Veganzones 28 March 2017

King Don Felipe has inaugurated the new headquarters of the Instituto de Ciencias de la Vid y el Vino (ICVV). This national center, whose objective is to increase the quality and diversity of wines, is dedicated to research in viticulture and enology.

The institute was launched in 2008, carrying out scientific research on the production of grapes and wine making, and in collaboration with companies develops technological applications for the wine sector... Read more

Source: Vinetur 15 March 2017

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