Author Archives: Andrew Catchpole

Spain’s international varieties

Indigenous grapes may be the hot topic in the cooler quarters of the trade, but let’s not forget that Spain has long made a broad range of highly enjoyably, very characterful and often good value wines from varieties that are widely-planted around the globe. Moreover, a majority of these so-called…


Organic Spain

Spain leads the charge to organic wines, as Andrew Catchpole reports. Growth in interest in sustainably made wines – including organic, biodynamic and natural wines – continues to rise, fuelled by top end restaurants and wine enthusiasts, with 25 to 40 year olds generally being at the forefront when it…