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Spanish wines fly around the world thanks to Félix Solís

With the reactivation of air traffic, national and international airlines once again become one of the best showcases for our country’s wines

On a plane trip, every detail is important. The selection of wines served on board is one of those details that is not left to chance. With the gradual reactivation of air traffic, the preparation of the wine list is also restarted. The airlines hire the best sommeliers and invest millions of dollars to offer the best wines. Spanish wines have come to occupy, together with the French, the favourite positions of these aerial cellars.

Reaching this outcome has required many years of work and the growth of internationally recognised prestige by Spanish companies such as Félix Solís Avantis. The winery group occupies a privileged place in the wine lists of national and international airlines, through its banners Felix Solis and Pagos del Rey. It has its own wineries in the main Spanish DOs: Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Rueda, Valdepeñas, La Mancha and Toro.

Wine offered on an air route becomes a unique country brand ambassador, a mobile international showcase, which is why it is such an important segment. It is not surprising that companies like Iberia include in their menu a small selection of quality Spanish wines of different denominations. Since 2015 it is possible to enjoy, both on long and short-haul flights, the company’s wines such as Castillo de Albai Crianza (DOCa Rioja), Viña Albali (DO Valdepeñas), Condado de Oriza Crianza (DO Ribera del Duero), Blume Verdejo Selección (DO Rueda) or Arnegui Crianza (DOCa Rioja).

The work of the international commercial departments of the group has made it possible for Spanish wines to go beyond the borders of Europe in recent years, a position traditionally reserved for French or Italian wines. British Airways is one of the pioneers in choosing Spanish wines on its menu from internationally recognised brands such as Viña Albali. The airline has been consecutively awarded the prestigious ‘The Business Traveler Cellars in the Sky Awards’ in recent years.

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17/9/2020

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Félix Solís Avantis becomes the first winery group certified with AgroCovid 19 for its preventive measures against COVID 19 

All of the group’s six wineries, under the branding of Félix Solís and Pagos del Rey have obtained this prestigious certification from the Hispanic Certification Society, after an external audit that has verified the maximum preventive measures against coronavirus

This certification is added to other commitments of the group in the face of the pandemic such as the donation of masks and its Hospitality Support Plan

Félix Solís Avantis has obtained the AgroCovid 19 certificate, granted by the Sociedad Hispana de Certificación, S.A. (SOHISCERT), a certification body for agri-food activities and a leader in the sector. With this distinction, Félix Solís becomes the first winery group in Spain to obtain this Agrosanitary Protocol certification.

This certification is granted after passing an external audit that has guaranteed that Félix Solís Avantis provides all its workers, grape suppliers and visitors with the highest security measures against the virus. All the group’s wineries and brands have received it, both from Félix Solis S.L. (Valdepeñas and La Puebla de Almoradiel) and the four Pagos del Rey S.L. sites (Rueda, Olmedillo de Roa, Fuenmayor and Morales de Toro). The validity period of the certification covers until December 31, 2021.

With this external certification, Félix Solís reiterates its clear message of commitment to safety, social and business responsibility, and the most rigorous compliance with current legislation. It should be noted that the group’s wineries continued their activity normally even at the peak of the pandemic, as they were part of the market supply chain of food and beverage production. For this, a rigorous Protocol of Prevention and Labour Measures was developed that would allow the activity to continue safely.

These measures of social distance, disinfection, hygienic controls and body temperature monitoring apply to both workers and external visitors, carriers, loading docks and reception of materials. Training plans, reorganization measures and contingency plans were also developed to anticipate stockpiling of merchandise and avoid service problems.

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1/9/2020

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Félix Solís Avantis receives the first batch of the 500,000 masks purchased to donate the Regional Government of Castilla-La Mancha

Félix Solís Avantis has received the first batch of the 500,000 masks approved to prevent the spread of COVID-19, which they acquired in order to donate to the Regional Government of Castilla-La Mancha. This first batch of 180,000 masks took off on April 11 from Shanghai on a charter flight and landed this Sunday at Madrid’s Barajas airport. Continue reading Félix Solís Avantis receives the first batch of the 500,000 masks purchased to donate the Regional Government of Castilla-La Mancha

14/4/2020

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Action Plan of the Félix Solís Avantis Group against Coronavirus

From Félix Solís Avantis: Due to the current evolution of the coronavirus COVID-19, we are taking measures based on the recommendations of the Government of Spain and the World Health Organization in order to minimise the impact on the productivity of our company.

To do this, we have implemented various measures to respond to situations that may arise, in order to ensure business continuity and safeguard the health and safety of all our workers in all the work centers of the Felix Solís Avantis group.

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19/3/2020

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Félix Solís Avantis exceeds his medal record at Mundus Vini

Félix Solís Avantis wines win 37 medals in the Mundus Vini 2020 international contest, achieving a historic record of awards that exceeds in ten the results of last year’s spring tasting.
The prestigious German contest, Mundus Vini, has just awarded Félix Solís Avantis 21 gold and 16 silver medals in the 2020 spring edition. Among the awards, there is special mention to Viña Albali Crianza as Best of Show, Best wine red wine from Spain in the Food channel. Continue reading Félix Solís Avantis exceeds his medal record at Mundus Vini

3/3/2020

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Félix Solís Avantis obtains an historical record of medals in Germany

A total of 41 gold medals have been  awarded to Felix Solis Avantis wines in two of the most prestigious contests in the world of wine: Mundus Vini and the Berliner Wein Trophy. A testament of recognition derived from the passion for wine and culture of the Félix Solís family, who has have been dedicated to the production of quality wines for three generations.

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18/12/2019

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Viña Albali Sec, the best value Spanish sparkling wine within “Top 50 Great Sparkling Wines of the World 2019”

Viña Albali Sec has been awarded with 96 points and a gold medal, distinguishing it as one of the Top 50 sparkling wines of the world, according to the 7th annual “50 Great Sparkling Wines of the World 2019” competition, published by Wine Pleasures.

According to Wine Pleasures, Viña Albali Sec is the highest scoring Spanish sparkling wine, utilizing the Charmat Method. Continue reading Viña Albali Sec, the best value Spanish sparkling wine within “Top 50 Great Sparkling Wines of the World 2019”

14/12/2018

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Viña Albali Gran Reserva Selección Privada qualified with 93 points by James Suckling

James Suckling, one of the most important wine critics in the United States, has just rated Viña Albali Gran Reserva Selección Privada 2011 with 93 points—an excellent score that recognizes the extraordinary quality of one of the most exclusive wines of Félix Solís Avantis.

In the most recent Spanish wine tasting, organized by wine expert James Suckling, the 2011 vintage of Viña Albali Gran Reserva Seleccion Privada has been esteemed with 93 points. Continue reading Viña Albali Gran Reserva Selección Privada qualified with 93 points by James Suckling

14/9/2018

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Félix Solís Avantis posted a turnover of 300 million euros in 2017, 6% more than the previous year

Félix Solís Avantis group closed 2017 with a consolidated turnover of more than 300 million euros, which represents an increase of more than 6% since 2016. The earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization obtained, exceeds 30 million euros.

The consolidated result of the Félix Solís Avantis group after taxes has increased by 6% since 2016. Continue reading Félix Solís Avantis posted a turnover of 300 million euros in 2017, 6% more than the previous year

3/5/2018

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Félix Solís Avantis awarded “Best Spanish Winery 2018” by Berliner Wein Trophy

Berliner Wein Trophy has just published its special awards which name Félix Solís Avantis group as “Best Spanish Winery 2018”. This is the 9th time the company has received this award and is a recognition of the quality of the wines entered into the Berliner Wein Trophy.

Félix Solís Avantis, has a presence in seven of the main wine producing regions of Spain with the Félix Solís brands in La Mancha and Valdepeñas and Pagos del Rey in the appellations in northern Spain; Ribera del Duero, Rueda, Rioja and Toro and Rías Baixas. Continue reading Félix Solís Avantis awarded “Best Spanish Winery 2018” by Berliner Wein Trophy

19/3/2018

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Pulpo is in the top 10 of the World’s Best Albariños, based on Vivino app user reviews

The 2016 vintage has been rated 4-star according to 150 users opinion.

The largest community of wine lovers in the world, Vivino, has awarded Pulpo DO Rías Baixas of Pagos del Rey as one of the 10 Best World’s Best Albariños at the annual ranking Vivino’s Style Awards 2018. Continue reading Pulpo is in the top 10 of the World’s Best Albariños, based on Vivino app user reviews

21/12/2017

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‘Félix Solís’, the only Spanish wine brand among the top ten wine brands in the world

‘Félix Solís’, from the Félix Solís Avantis group, is the only Spanish brand that ranks among the ten largest wine brands in the world, according to the study presented by IWSR, which analyzes the first hundred references of still wines in the world.

‘Felix Solis’ is ranked number 5, with a volume in 2016 of 14.74 million cases of wine (3.2% less than a year before), with the United Kingdom as the main destination market for its exports.

It is ranked number five, with a volume of 14.74 million boxes of wine in 2016 and the United Kingdom as the main destination of its exports. In first place, for the second consecutive year, the French brand ‘Castel Frères ‘, with 24.96 million boxes (-3.1% compared to 2015), closely followed by the US brand Franzia ‘, The Wine Group (almost 24.53 million), and’ Barefoot ‘, then E & J Gallo (22.5 million), which grew 2.6% and 6.2%, respectively. ‘Barefoot’ and ‘Concha y Toro’ (Chilean) brands grew the most in the last year.

Among the top ten wine brands by volume, according to IWSR data, there are five North American companies, two French, one Chilean, one Spanish and one Australian. The main export markets of these brands include the United Kingdom, the USA, the Netherlands, Japan, Canada, Denmark and Poland.

4/12/2017

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