50 Great Cavas: The Definitive Guide to Spain's (Awesome) Sparkling Wines
We have been working feverishly since we arrived in Spain tasting, rating and writing about Cavas for Wine Pleasures, one of Spain’s top wine tourism companies. All our work finally came together in the e-book, 50 Great Cavas. From what we've researched, it's the most comprehensive guide to Spanish sparkling wine available online and to make it even better, it's free to download!
Not only does the book showcase the best wines from this virtually undiscovered wine region, but gives Cava the recognition is deserves. Rivaling Champagne in both quality and tradition, Cavas from Spain often get little to no love from the world wine market, and we decided to change that by co-authoring this book. It's written for both consumers and wine professionals, so everyone really can enjoy and learn from our hard, palate-breaking work.' ;)
In the book, we not only present tasting notes, price ranges and scores for 50 of the region’s greatest sparkling quaffs, but we also detail the history, process and grapes of Cava. To make it personal, the panel, consisting of ourselves, a kiwi couple, a wine student from England and our boss, Anthony, visited and profiled each of the wineries whose wines made it into the top 50.
We especially loved the visits! At every winery we were led by either the owner or winemaker and really got a feel for what made each Bodega so special. More importantly, though, through our visits we came to understand Cava on a much grander scale…what made it such a distinct region in terms of people, quality, innovation, and character.
To boot, of the 152 Cavas tasted, 20% of those reviewed scored over 90 points and the vast majority are priced under 15 Euros. UNDER 15 EUROS! People, its amazing!
This book really is the definitive guide to Cava and is a must-read for anyone wanting to learn more about the region, where to go, which Cavas to buy and who to talk to. Download it here and we hope you like it!