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A Cava for Valentine’s Day

Try this affordable cava from J. Garcia and Carrion Winery for Valentine’s Day!

A Spanish Food and Wine Night

Kathy and I provided wine for a food group that meets quarterly for a themed dinner. The spring dinner focused on Spanish dishes. We were asked to provide the wines. An appetizer prior to the presentation included Spanish-Style Garlic Shrimp (Gambas al Ajillo). For the dinner there was paella, gazpacho and Spanish-Style Grilled Vegetables with […]

Segura Viudas Brut, A Very Nicely Priced Cava for the Holidays

Last night we enjoyed a Segura Viudas cava with family and paired with a dinner of Portland style sockeye salmon and numerous oven grilled vegetables including carrots, squash and chard.

Summertime Chilled Dessert Includes Champagne

What’s a day without a sparkling wine whether it’s champagne, cava, prosecco or any sparkling wine? Occasionally sparkling wines are used in recipes, too! Below is a recipe from the Oregon Raspberry & Blackberry Commission for Red Raspberry Champagne Granita. It’s a chilled dessert and seems perfect for a hot summer day! Enjoy. Later I […]

Returning from Cava Country

Kathy and I spent the last week of May and the first couple weeks of June in Catalonia, visiting cava producers and judging this year’s 50 Great Cavas. We were able to also visit three producers in Requena, in the Valencia Provence. Our trip was work related. We did not go site seeing although we […]

A Visit to Requena to Taste Cava

A quick trip to historic Requena which is located in the province of Valencia, Spain happened last weekend. We had the opportunity to visit three wineries in the area that produce cava.

A Second Week in Penedès Region Tasting Cavas

We spent a Second Week in Penedès region of Catalonia visiting cava producers, tasting cavas for the 50 Great Cavas book, and of course writing. The weather continues to be beautiful. We continue tasting cavas that we find are terrific sparkling wines. Most of these are made with the indigenous grapes Macabeo, Parellada and Xerl.lo. […]

A Week in the Penedès Tasting Cavas!

We’ve been in Catalonia for a week now. Everyday has been a fine, sunny day (#fsd). As we co-author a book on the 50 Great Cavas, we are continuing to visit cava producers in the Penedès region.

Disgorging by Hand Without Freezing the Plug

A few years ago Kathy and I were visiting wineries in Quebec, Canada. At the winery, Le Cep d’Argent we met one of the owners and winemaker François Scieur who is a 6th generation winemaker. His family still owns a Champagne House in Champagne. François demonstrated how to disgorge a bottle of sparkling wine by […]

Cava: A Delicious Sparkling Wine to Share with Friends and Family

This weekend we shared a bottle of delicious cava from Canals & Munné. This cava was a Brut Nature Gran Reserva. Ours was bottle #066914. The vintage was 2010 and the cava had 12% alcohol.

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