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 […]

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