Top 100 sparkling wines of Iles Canaries

Discover the top 100 best sparkling wines of Iles Canaries as well as the best winemakers in the region. Explore the varietals of the sparkling wines that are popular in Iles Canaries and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Discovering the wine region of Iles Canaries

The archipelago of the Canary Islands (or Las Canarias) is an autonomous community of Spain located in the North Atlantic Ocean, 110 km from the west coast of Morocco. The wine trade there is far from famous - few local wines come out of the Canary Islands - but there is a Long and unique wine tradition in the region. The spectacularly high Canary Islands are located at a latitude of about 28°N, making it the most tropical wine region in Europe. It was thanks to this position, once traversed by naval trade routes, that the local wine industry flourished, shortly after the islands came under Spanish control in the early 15th century.

The region's famous Malmsey Sweet wine, made from the Malvasia Grape, was extremely popular with the English, Dutch and Germans, but its popularity did not last. Today, very little local wine is exported, due to strong local demand and a thriving tourist industry. Ten areas were officially granted DO status in the 1990s and early 2000s. The Canary Islands are perhaps best known for their otherworldly landscapes and Warm temperatures that attract millions of tourists each year.

News from the vineyard of Iles Canaries

Burns Night: Wines to match with haggis

Ideas for pairing wines with haggis on Burns Night: Syrah / Shiraz Shiraz-Grenache blends Viognier Beaujolais Cru (Gamay)  German Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) Chilean País There are a few different avenues to explore if you’re looking to pair wines with haggis, which sees its star quality celebrated at Burns Night supper with the traditional reading of Robert Burns’ poem, ‘Address to a Haggis‘. Made well, and from a quality source, haggis offers a rich combination of meaty ...

WSET appoints Brampton as new CEO

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has appointed Michelle Brampton as its new CEO. Brampton will join WSET on 1 February as CEO designate and will spend two months working alongside current CEO Ian Harris, who steps down on 15 April. Bringing with her a wealth of experience, Brampton previously spent 19 years at Treasury Wine Estates (TWE), where she most recently held the role of MD Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) from 2018 to 2021. Brampton was also on the boards of both The Dr ...

DBR Lafite CEO Jean-Guillaume Prats to step down

Jean-Guillaume Prats is set to leave the business around four years after being appointed CEO and president of Domaines Barons de Rothschild (DBR Lafite). A DBR Lafite spokesperson said Prats would leave before the end of the year, in order to ‘devote himself to his family business and to consulting’. Group chairwoman Saskia de Rothschild will take over the executive management of DBR Lafite as of December. Prats’ arrival at DBR Lafite was announced in November 2017 as part of a leadership ...