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. So the WSET asked me to help them execute a … Continue reading GOCV supports the WSET Diploma
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 Spain Awards is a labour of love, not just for convinced Hispanophiles like me, but for anyone who values diversity and … Continue reading Wines from Spain Awards
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 shares her insights and experience below. Image courtesy of Wines of Rioja UK It’s always exciting to be surrounded by a … Continue reading Rioja 10×10
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.
In the first of a new series of guest blogs, GOCV member Paul Shinnie shares stories from his extensive travels round Spain's wine-making regions and explains the major changes he has witnessed over the past forty years. One of the pleasures of working with Spanish producers is the opportunity to travel round that large country. Such diverse … Continue reading The vibrant world of Spanish wine