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Why are Cava prices so much lower than Champagne?

We love sparkling wine. Whether that’s Champagne, Cava, Prosecco, Franciacorta, a Crémant de Bordeaux, Burgundy or Loire – whatever! The Champagne bucket, the sound of popping corks, the sight and fizzle of fine bubbles, the tingling acidity on the tongue: What’s not to like?

Arestel Cava and other great value sparkling wines to try

Arestel Cava is a Spanish Cava produced for discount supermarket giant Lidl. It is a cheap and cheerful blend of Macabeo, Xarel-lo and Parellada. It offers good value for money within its category, and is certainly worth considering the next time you’re stocking up for a party and you’ve got a Lidl store close by. […]

More than just an aperitif: 3 pairing cava that you cannot miss

You may think of Cava is merely an aperitif, to be had before a meal or when making a toast. Perhaps it will surprise you to learn that Cava is in fact a highly versatile wine when it comes to food pairing. Cava can be light and refreshing, all the way up to rich and […]

Jaume Serra Cava and the best cavas to serve at your wedding

Many people feel duty-bound to stick to Champagne when it comes to wedding day celebrations. But, just as there are a million and one different ways and places to get married, there are many more options out there when you’re looking which bubbly to serve to welcome guests or toast the bride and groom on […]

Ayala Champagne: What you should drink instead

Who doesn’t love a glass of Champagne? At a wedding, birthday party, New Year’s Eve – whatever the occasion, we all enjoy a toast and being handed a glass of bubbly. Drinking it in this way means that very few of us actually go out and buy specific bottles of Champagne. At a party you […]

Prosecco and Cava: How do they compare with Champagne?

We love sparkling wine, but it can be difficult to make sense of it all. Is all sparkling wine Champagne, or is all Champagne sparkling wine? Or neither? Or both? What is Cava and where does it come from? Is Prosecco a region or a grape? There are many questions, and they’re all valid. Today […]

What does “Brut” mean on a wine label?

Sparkling wine is synonymous with fun, joy and celebration. Most people love a glass of Champagne, Cava or Prosecco from time to time, right? Enjoying a glass of bubbly should be relaxing, though if you’ve ever tried to make sense of a sparkling wine label you may have found yourself stressed out or confused. What […]

New cava Torelló By Etsuro Sotoo

Etsuro Sotoo is a famous Japanese sculptor, and one of the principal sculpting the figures of the Sagrada Familia. The Bodega Torelló has him now selected to design the bottle and the case for its new Cava Torelló Brut Gran Reserva.