Articles

  • Toro rides into town
    The first UK trade tasting for the denomination de origin Toro took place in London last week and was co-hosted by GOCV chairwoman Sarah Jane Evans MW. READ MORE by THE DRINKS BUSINESS
  • Bigg in Spain
    Richard Bigg has been a staunch advocate of Spanish wine and food for years and at the forefront of innovating when it comes to the pushing the boundaries, opening the UK’s first Sherry bar … Continue reading Bigg in Spain
  • A first for the Caballeros…
    For those who could not make it to the 36th Investiture dinner we are publishing Sarah Jane Evans MW speech to toast and welcome the guests. Your Excellency, Chancellor, Vice Chancellor, New Caballeros, Caballeros, … Continue reading A first for the Caballeros…
  • Modern wine pioneer
    Rose Murray Brown MW, respected wine writer in Scotland, was celebrating three modern Scottish wine pioneers – in her ‘Scottish Connections’ virtual tasting in November – include GOCV member Norrel Robertson MW.
  • Poet Laureate’s own label Sherry
    During his visit to Jerez in October 2019, last year’s newly appointed Poet Laureate, Simon Armitage, choose his gift of Sherry and signed his own barrel. Following a few delays brought about by Covid-19 we are delighted to report that the wine has now been delivered to him.
  • GOCV supports the WSET Diploma
    The GOCV was delighted to support the update of the Student Study Guide materials on Spain for the new look 2020 WSET Diploma qualification.  GOCV member Philip Rowles explains ‘I’ve been the principal Diploma … Continue reading GOCV supports the WSET Diploma
  • Recipe: Roast Chicken with Pine Kernels and Raisins
    Recipe kindly provided by María José Sevilla, author of Delicioso: A History of Food in Spain (published 2020) and GOCV member. It was on a wine trip to Jerez de la Frontera, a long … Continue reading Recipe: Roast Chicken with Pine Kernels and Raisins
  • Trip report: Ribera del Duero, Rueda & Galicia
    GOCV Trip report by WSET prize winners 2019
  • Vintage report 2019
    Download your copy of the official Wines from Spain Vintage Report 2019. Includes in-depth regional focuses, harvest figures and conditions, plus an overview of the whole country.
  • Q&A: Fernando Muñoz Naranjo
    This latest blog from the GOCV delves into the past of the recently appointed Director at Foods & Wines from Spain for the UK, Fernando Muñoz Naranjo and explores what is in store for Spanish wines for 2020.
  • Wines from Spain Awards
    GOCV member and chair of the Wines from Spain Awards, Tim Atkin MW introduces this year’s competition and hosts the annual ceremony and tasting at the Spanish Embassy in London. “Judging the Wines from … Continue reading Wines from Spain Awards
  • Call for (more) action
    By Miguel A. Torres – 4th generation and President Familia Torres and GOCV member since 1990. The other day I saw Greta Thunberg’s speech to the United Nations, and I was again impressed. What … Continue reading Call for (more) action
  • Rioja 10×10
    Rioja is Spain’s flagship of wine production and each year one hundred of the best wines available in the UK are rigorously selected by a panel of exerts, including GOCV member Beth Willard, who … Continue reading Rioja 10×10
  • Soil & Altitude: Spain’s wines of the future
    GOCV WSET prize-winner Lauren Denyer shares her winemaker stories and findings from a two-week journey round Northern Spain, visiting thirty wineries on an epic voyage of discovery. One of the most striking memories of … Continue reading Soil & Altitude: Spain’s wines of the future
  • London’s Spanish food scene
    The quality and range of Spanish food throughout the UK and in particular the capital has changed enormously in the past ten years. In this blog we hear from one the pioneers who brought this about, GOCV member and founder of Brindisa, Monika Linton, who shares her experience of current Spanish food trends in London.