Cava versus Champagne

by  |  30-12-2015

With New Year’s Eve just around the corner and having slogged through multiple bottles of sparkling wine during the Christmas meals, I felt it a good time to talk about Champagne and Cava. One should note that this discussion, if had a few decades ago would have been about French Champagne and Catalan/Spanish Xampany as the name “champagne” was used freely and widely until those Gallic winemakers up there put a stop to such nonsense. They grew the Champagne brand and it has emerged as a wine that is seen as the height of sophistication and a must-serve at any function that wants to show off. In fact, I think we all pretty much call any sparkling wine Champagne to this day and if a wine from any other region doesn’t taste like the Northern French offer (no matter the price), we immediately discard it as a shitty sparkling wine. […]
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