Sparkling Wine | Catavino - Part 4
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Brut vs Brut Nature: Where Ignorance is the Only Winner

Yesterday, we met with Raventos i Blanc, a winery whose history and property is directly tied to Cava. I won’t reveal much about the winery, as we’re working on a bodega profile as we speak (read more), but I will say that both their winery and their products are second […]

Portuguese Sparkling Wines

Editor’s Note: During our month long dedication to Cava wine, we’ve made a little detour to the west, bringing you a unique style of sparkling wine elaborated in the heart of Portugal. However, when starting this article, I quickly realized that I dove into a subject that few have tackled. […]

Sameness in Wine – Quit Whining and Start Exploring

This month, we’re focusing on Cava with the intent of exploring a style of sparkling wine that often takes a backseat to Champagne during the holiday season. To me this fact is understandable, and for me personally, this isn’t indicative of something negative for Spain wine mainly because I’ve always […]

The End of Port and the Beginning of Cava

Hah! How about these photos to wake you out of your lazy Monday slumber! Makes you think twice before making a big toothy grin at someone after drinking a few glasses of port, doesn’t it? Ahhh, but it’s worth it. If you should find yourself with a purple tongue from […]

Wine with the Superbowl? – the How and the Why

I love the Superbowl! Mind you, it’s not football I love, but rather the Superbowl. I could care less about sitting down every Sunday to yet another game of football, but I really miss the year end Superbowl party that in the past I either hosted or was invited to. […]

Iberian Wine Myth Busters – Why Vintage Doesn’t Matter

“Vintage of the Century!” “Terrible vintage across the board!” Vintage, Vintage Vintage! UGHHHHHHHHH, enough already!!! What exactly does vintage mean anyway? Does it even matter? Should you care? With the fear of being chided, goaded, spurned, and in the end, dismissed by all my “geek” friends, I am willing to […]

Regional Profile – D.O. Cava

The other night, I was helping a friend out at her restaurant where they were hosting a large office party. To start off, the evening, everyone had a choice of either a Cosmopolitan or a glass of Cava. For the first half hour, people milled about drinking their beverage of […]