Friday, December 30, 2011

A Little Bubbly

What better way to ring in the New Year than with a little Champagne Cava.

From Eat Me Daily...
In 1872, a Catlonian winemaker named Josep Raventós was traveling throughout Europe peddling his wares. Raventós' family had been producing wine since the 1550s, and up til this fateful trip, had only made still wines. While in France, Raventós found himself in Champagne and was captivated by the local sparkling wine; he returned with visions of bubbles dancing in his head. Not satisfied with importing grapes from France, Raventós decided to create his own sparkling wine with native Spanish white grapes rather than the traditional Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, or Pinot Meunier... 
...An easy way to check to see if your Cava is the real thing is to look at the cork: if it’s genuine, there will be a four-pointed star.

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