Jackie de Burca writes for A Luxury Travel Blog.com–A little bit like “the rain in Spain stays mainly on the plain”, so does the Spanish version of Champagne. Cava, which was considered for a long time to be the poor person’s Champagne, has increased dramatically in popularity over the last few years. Of course there are differences between Champagne and Cava, that both the discerning palate and wallet can note. However the production process is essentially the same, but of course Champagne can only come from the region of the same name in France. Cava, on the other hand, can be produced in a number of regions in Spain, but actually around 95% of it comes from the Penedès region, not too far from Barcelona, in Catalonia. The name Cava simply means cave or cellar in Spanish.
For anyone who enjoys a glass of bubbly, and especially for those who like to understand more about its production process, the Penedès region is a special vintage just waiting to be uncorked.
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