Our host Ed explained that Anna was the first cava to be made using Chardonnay grapes, and it was named after the last surviving member of the Codorniu family.
Then it was Pares balta - a stunning pink biodynamic cava - served with my favourite of the pinchos.
Neither is made from traditional cava grapes but instead from French champagne varieties.
Chardonnay was first used in cava as recently as 1981 but judging by M&S's Single Estate Blanc de Blancs Chardonnay Cava Brut 2009, it's doing just fine.
Rose (Pink) cavas are made with the red Trepat, Monastrell, Garnacha, and Pinot Noir.
While only Gran Reservas used to be vintage-dated, now ad cavas may be vintage-dated.
99 in Tesco and made from the three classic cava grapes - macabeo, xarel-lo and parrellada - it shows excellent depth and finesse with flavours of peach, flowers and citrus fruits.
Co-op has halved the price of Marques de Monistrol Gran Tradicion Cava Brut to PS6.
THE area where Cava
comes from is around the towns of San Sadurni- de-Noya and Villa Franca.
The molls clashed in the southern Mafia stronghold town of Lauro where the Cava and Graziano families have feuded since 1972, when Fiore Graziano was murdered by a Cava.
The latest shooting started in the village of Qundici, south of Naples when two Cava girls opened fire on their rivals.
On a positive note, I was pleased to find that, unlike some cavas
, it wasn't overly gassy, but on the whole I found this overbearing rose cava
rather difficult to drink and enjoy.
Two new Freixenet Cavas
, however, mainly aimed at the on-trade joined the Negro in 1999.
By offering private label cavas
retailing at about 4.
As a result, new listings have resulted and supported with innovative promotions, consumers have taken keenly to these cavas