Cava, the good and the ugly

by  |  05-01-2015

Cava, the (generally) Catalan sparkling wine is a tricky beast and two little news items came about recently to illustrate this point incredibly well. First, the ugly one which is that in this post-New Year’s, pre-Three Kings period, there are some supermarkets offering low-end Cava at the come’n get it price of a mere 1.35€ a bottle. Yes, 1.35€ a bottle. For this dash of couch cushion change you can pick up a bottle of Cabré & Sabaté from the mass market cellar of Jaume Serra (not to be confused at all with the Jaume Serra who is the owner of Masia Serra in DO Empordà.) But wait, you can also get the Bellisco from Bodegas López Maestras in Badajoz which is one of those oddball sparkling makers not in Catalonia/Penedès and is up against the border of Portugal. For those who have found that bubbly gives them massive headaches, […]
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