• Dinner and drinks served at the Gran Orden de Caballeros del Vino 38th Investiture Dinner
    The Gran Orden was founded to recognise those in Spain and the UK who work to promote the best in Spanish wines in the UK. Our annual Investiture Dinner is a great opportunity to celebrate. In 2023, we enjoyed a menu put together by the executive chef of the Landmark hotel London, Gary Klaner, paired … Read more
  • Chairman’s welcome speech at the 38th Investiture Dinner
    For those of you who were not present at the 38th Investiture Dinner held at the Landmark Hotel, London on Thursday 29th June 2023, we publish the welcome speech by Sarah Jane Evans MW, Chairperson of the Gran Orden de Caballeros del Vino: “Baroness Hooper; Sr. Nadal; Acting Chancellor; Vice Chancellor; New Caballeros; Caballeros; Ladies … Read more
  • Jo Ahearne MW, Ferran Centelles & Jesús Madrazo welcomed as new members at the 38th Caballeros Investiture Dinner
    Last night saw the 38th Caballeros Investiture Dinner take place with its usual ebullience and flair at a new venue:  London’s stylish Landmark Hotel. Hosted by Chairperson of the Gran Orden de Caballeros de Vino, Sarah Jane Evans MW, and in the presence of the Head of the Spanish Economic and Commercial office, Don Álvaro … Read more
  • 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 – Bar Pepito – which soon went on to win Time Out’s “Best Bar in London”. He talks to us about … Read more
  • 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, Ladies and Gentleman. ¡Bienvenidos! It’s terrific to see you all here. Especial congratulations to those who have travelled from Spain and … Read more
  • 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 lecturer on Spanish Light Wines and Sherry for over 20 years. In 2019, building on this professional personal relationship, the WSET … Read more
  • 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 time ago, when I encountered this recipe for the first time. It had been cooked for a Sunday dinner by a … Read more
  • 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.