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Congratulations Ramon Bilbao - IWSC Best Spanish Producer 2014

Bodegas Ramón Bilbao´s international recognition just keeps growing. Last week the Bodega was awarded the title of “Best Spanish Producer of the Year” at the IWSC annual awards banquet ceremony. At the awards Rodolfo Bastida, Ramón Bilbao Managing Director, was called to the stage twice to collect both awards – Best Rioja and Best Spanish Producer - and in doing so became one of the stars of the evening.

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This week's adventure...

Was a trip up to the City for the official opening of the City of London Distillery & launch of the Square Mile Gin by The Rt. Hon. Lord Mayor of the City of London Alderman Fiona Woolf, C.B.E. What a fabulous evening, pictured are some of the wonderful cocktails we consumed! Meanwhile, we're looking forward to stocking this latest addition to COLD's portfolio and watch this space for news of a little Gin Tasting in store soon....

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Literally Brilliant!

We're celebrating all things book-ish this month in honour of the Isle of Wight Literary Festival which is being held right here in Cowes between the 16th-19th October. Our 'bottle books' from Chase are going down a storm and for more information about the festival:

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So that's what a concrete tank looks like...

We recently visited the impressive Ramon Bilboa winery in Haro, Northern Sapin and were very fortunate to be given a personal tour by Carlos Delage, Wine Ambassador and Area Manager for RB in Europe. The attention to detail and scale of on-going investment in the winery is truly spectacular and the resulting wines are a testament to this.

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Gran Reserva Gold!

The internationally acclaimed and highly rigorous IWSC (International Wine & Spirit Competition) has given the highest award “Gold Outstanding” to Ramón Bilbao Gran Reserva 2006

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