Spanish Cava or Champagne: Both Bubbly, but Distinctly Different

Published by Monday, March 26, 2012 Permalink 0

by Raquel Pardo

Translated into English and adapted by Jonell Galloway

Para leer la versión en español, pinche aquí

I risk sounding like a schoolteacher (or a wine snob), but I shall continue. My hair stands on end when I hear people confuse Champagne and Spanish cava, or bubbly (I hide my annoyance, of course).

I can no longer maintain my silence, so I will hastily scribble out a few lines to remove all doubts about the difference between cava and Champagne, and you can face up to the test. You only have to worry about perhaps finding yourself at a blind tasting with people who always know how distinguish one from the other, who never get it wrong. Otherwise, you’re set to roll.

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