Cava, Spanish Champagne?

When it comes to Spanish Champagne, there is Cava sparkling wine. There is really no Champagne made outside of the Champagne region in France. Don't be fooled by impostors.

This type of sparkling wine is quite different from Champagne. It is made from the Macabeo grape and it may or may not be bottled conditioned like Champagne. Sometimes it's tank conditioned and this leads to large bubbles. The large bubbles are because there is less pressure in a tank than in a bottle.

It is typically a dry sparkling wine and goes well with light meats, chicken and poultry, or with brunch. I like this wine with mimosas.

Here's a video of Debra and I drinking some of this sparkler. This wine was fairly inexpensive and tasted great especially for the price. It's definitely a bottle that you could pick up and keep around for any meal.

If you don't know how to make a mimosa:

-Get some fresh squeezed orange juice
-A sparkler, this is the one that I prefer
-Half fill your glass with the sparkling wine
-Top it off with orange juice

Nothing goes better with brunch than a mimosa.

Don't know what one to start with? Try Segura Viudas Brut Reserva Heredad or the less expensive Segura Viudas Aria Brut both are good, but the Aria Brut is less of a risk price wise.

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