Spain’s answer to Champagne! Cava is made in the same way as Champagne but, because of the warmer climate and different combination of grapes used, is a completely different glass of bubbly!
What you need to know…
Cava’s natural acidity and alcohol is often lower than Champagne which can make it an easier quaffing sparkler and good with food.
Like Champagne it can differ enormously between extremely dry (brut nature) and sweet (dulce) making it really versatile, and there’s rosé on top of that.
Because mostly local grape varieties are used Cava has a distinctive, often earthy, flavour.
In the UK Freixenet and Cordoniu dominate the Cava on sale, each uses a very different blend of grapes giving them unique styles and flavours
Top Tip – use Cava instead of Champagne in recipes for Champagne cocktails, it makes a great alternative and won’t break the bank.
I think it's hard to find a decent cava, and actually you have to pay for the really decent stuff with the under £10 wines often either being terrible or on some kind of half price deal... So this wine from Asda is a real find! It ticks the boxes of fun and fizzy, it's fresh tasting and a steal. Perfect for cocktails too!