Tio Pepe Challenge 2018: Best Year Ever

The annual cocktail competition, the “Tío Pepe Challenge” organised by leading Spanish producer González Byass, is celebrating its best edition to date with international reach growing by 40% in terms of entries and global coverage. The 2018 Tío Pepe Challenge has expanded once again this year with master classes and regional heats being held inContinue reading “Tio Pepe Challenge 2018: Best Year Ever”

El Gato Negro

    Manchester has a new venue to impress its ever expanding customer base, and a dose of Yorkshire is hitting the pitch. Reolcating from Ripponden, West Yorkshire after 9 years to the heart of King Street, Manchester, the award-winning El Gato Negro shows off three floors of Spanish delights in the form of twoContinue reading “El Gato Negro”

Emporia Brands Release Their Festive Cocktail Recipes

Here at Emporia Brands HQ, we asked a number of our award-winning brands to send us across their festive recipes, perfect to impress your friends and family with. Ron Prohibido – ‘the forbidden rum’ – is a unique premium Latino rum from Mexico. Made in a traditional 12 year solera with a unique combination ofContinue reading “Emporia Brands Release Their Festive Cocktail Recipes”

Carlos I Release Their Festive Cocktail Creation

Osborne is one of the oldest and most prestigious wine and spirit producers in Spain. Founded in 1772 by Thomas Osborne Mann to supply sherry to the UK, it remains 100% family owned, and is now run by the seventh generation. In the mid-20th century, they also became a leading brandy producer and, with theContinue reading “Carlos I Release Their Festive Cocktail Creation”

Cellar Trends Strengthens Portfolio

A leading independent wine and spirits distributor, Cellar Trends, is kicking off 2015 with the addition of two premium spirit brands and a leading wine brand to their already quality portfolio. From the 1st February, Cellar Trends will take over all sales, distribution and marketing for Soberano and Lepanto Spanish brandies, and Mar De FradesContinue reading “Cellar Trends Strengthens Portfolio”

Three-Day Ron Montero Festival Launches On Tropical Coast Of Granada, Spain

PURVEYORS OF PREMIUM RUM CELEBRATE RUM CULTURE WITH INTERACTIVE TOURS, MIXOLOGY CLASSES, LIVE MUSIC, PARTIES AND MORE Ron Montero Festival 6th, 7th & 8th June Motril, Granada http://www.ronmontero.com The inaugural Ron Montero Festival launches this summer taking over the picturesque city of Motril, Spain. Spearheaded by the areas biggest rum providers, Ron Montero, the boldest festival of its kind will captureContinue reading “Three-Day Ron Montero Festival Launches On Tropical Coast Of Granada, Spain”

Laimon Fresh Tasting Notes

Mixers seem to be the new trend at the end of 2013, and with the new year looking promising, I think it will only get bigger. With names such as Fentimans, Jax Coco and ZEO already featured, and brands such as Glo Worm looking at making a splash in 2014, it’s the turn of theContinue reading “Laimon Fresh Tasting Notes”

Hoxton Gin Secures Spanish Trade

After an exciting 18 months of seeding the tough Spanish market, Hoxton Gin are excited to announce they have successfully secured their first listings with Spain’s leading department store. In January 2013 the unique Gin was stocked in 77 chains of the Spanish Corporation El Corte Ingles where it can be found on shelves inContinue reading “Hoxton Gin Secures Spanish Trade”

Larios 12 Tasting Notes

Spain is a country that thrives in the Gin & Tonic world. If you go on holiday to the country, sit yourself at a bar and order a refreshing drink, expect to have it served within a huge balloon glass, or what effectively looks like a fish bowl. Nothing wrong with this by the way,Continue reading “Larios 12 Tasting Notes”

Rubis Chocolate Wine Tasting Notes

Everyone loves something a little different every now and then, and a brand that is causing a stir in the last year of so is the Spanish Rubis Chocolate Wine. I myself have heard this brand through the grapevine via Corks Out and have been desperate to see what all the fuss was about, so IContinue reading “Rubis Chocolate Wine Tasting Notes”