Bilbao | Rioja

On April 8, the Rioja Regulatory Council rated the 2015 vintage in the Rioja DOCa ‘very good’ following tastings and chemical analyses of over 4,454 samples taken directly from vats at Rioja wineries.

Rioja's newly certified Wine Educators from Germany, China, Mexico, Switzerland, the UK, the USA, Russia and Sweden will spread their knowledge to consumers and the trade in their home markets-

Great Wine Capitals will attend the IWINETC Wine Tourism Conference and Workshop, from 4 to 7 April 2016, together with the endorsed travel agencies to Spain and Portugal: ROMOTUR and VINITUR.

Eva Longoria, the US actress of Latin origin, best known for her role as Gabrielle Solis in the TV series Desperate Housewives, is also very much involved in philanthropic activities. The Eva Longoria Foundation was created to help the disadvantaged, especially immigrants, into US society and to assist women in gaining access to the job market. Her documentary, The Harvest, tells the story of 500,000 immigrant child farm labor workers in the United States.

‘Experiences’ are the key to wine tourism success stories

On November 12, Bilbao’s Guggenheim Museum was the scene of the 2016 international  ‘Best Of Wine Tourism’ awards ceremony sponsored by the Great Wine Capitals Global Network.  The ceremony took place during the gala dinner that marked the end of the Network’s annual general meeting.

Wine Tasting in the Haro Station District

Seven of the most significant wineries in La Rioja -Bodegas Bilbaínas, CVNE, Bodegas Gómez Cruzado, Bodegas Lopez de Heredia, Bodegas Muga, Bodegas Bodegas La Rioja Alta and Bodegas Roda-, all of the located at the historic Haro Station District, have joined forces for the first time to organize 'The Wine Tasting of Haro Station District', an innovative wine tourism experience that adds value to boost wine tourism through collaborative initiatives.

From November 8 through 12, the Network’s Annual General Meeting will take place in Logroño (La Rioja) and Bilbao featuring a range of activities related to the world of wine

From November 8 through 12, the Network’s Annual General Meeting will take place in Logroño (La Rioja) and Bilbao featuring a range of activities related to the world of wine.

 

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