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Cava is the D.O. (Denominacion de Origen) given to sparkling wines made in the Methode Traditionelle anywhere in Spain. However, most of the finest production of Cava is made in the Penedes region in the northeast, near Barcelona. Production began there after the Phylloxera virus killed most of the red grapes that had been growing for centuries. José Raventos had the idea of planting white grapes, which thrive well in the chalky, clay-topped soil found in the Penedes, and began making Spanish sparkling wines influenced by Champagne styles. As a result, like Champagne, Cava is produced in styles with varying degrees of sweetness, vintage and non-vintage, and rosados. 

For the most part, the classic Cava grapes are Macabeo, Paralleda and Xarell-lo. However, some Champagne grapes have been known to enter the mix, like Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Fun fact: Macabeo is fairly bland on its own, but its large percentage in the blend is attributed to the very guarantee of its existence. Because it Read more »

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  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

  • Parellada

    Common synonyms: Martorella, Montonec, Montonech, Montonega, Montonego, Montoneo, Montonero, Parellada blanc, Perel...

  • Tempranillo

    History of the grape: Origins of Tempranillo are murky. It could be indigenous to the Spanish countryside, or it coul...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Macabeo

    Macabeo is Spain’s most widely planted grape. From there, it has made its way to southern France’s Roussillon region,...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • Wine Pleasures has published the results for its annual wine competition 50 Great Cavas.Adernats XC (2008) and Codorníu Reina Mª Cristina Blanc de Noirs (2012) win Gold and receive scores of 98 points8 producers (Agustí Torelló Mata, Cava Bertha, Gramona, Juvé & Camps, Mas Codina, Pago de Tharys, Sumarroca& Vallformosa) win gold scoring 97 point... Read More

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  • Gramona III Lustros Gran Reserva Brut Nature 2006

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    Wine review by Teppo


  • Idilicum Cava Semi-Dulce NV

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Hello,  I am new to the forum.I am a big fan of Proseco and Cava,  I have been reading about the Pet-Nat method of sparkling wine makeing, but I have not been able to locate a bottle locally.  I live in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and have been to several of the large chain Wine/Liquor stores to locate a bottle to try, but none of the folks in th... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Looking for a PETILLANT...


  • Mont Marcal Cava Brut Reserva 2011

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    Not a bad cava Read More

    Wine review by runningbear


  • Agreed again that Veuve's prestige cuvee  is better than Dom--I ... ... doing a wedding, there's Cava.  But the expense account crowd?  Bubbly is still champagne, never mind the Cremant de Bourgogne and it's Freudian issue Read More

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  • So Fox, you really didn't know about cremant de Bourgogne? How about ... ... least as good as almost all Cava and Prosecco. IMO France has the battle of the bubbles won pretty handily, though I'm sure this call to arms will produce champions for Italy and Spain. Will be happy to have our Luchador up north referee a takedown match between what ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What is Cremant de Bourgogne?


  • Freixenet Cava Sweet Cuvee Cordon Negro

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    A good sparkling wine. I would say it is a little bit fry, but that is fine. Read More

    Wine review by mark


  • EM, did you buy a few bottles so you could taste it?  Or are you just ... ... ... (very dry) and I had the Cava to go with our first dish, the raw oysters.  Then we each had a glass of the Cabernet Sauvignon go pair with a meat tray.Before the show, we did walk over to Jaleo's and at their bar Sandra had a glass of 15-year old Sherry while I h... Read More

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  • I'm putting together a blind tasting of sparkling wines, ideally with all ... to choose from (Champagne, Cava). Same goes for the Charmat method wines (Prosecco).Where I need suggestions is the transfer method and the carbonation method wines. So two questions:1) Can anyone think of a wine made with the transfer method (fermented in bottle but... Read More

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