October 25, 2016

Hot! Choose Cava: A Holiday Gift Idea

I am an avid wine enthusiast and I enjoy trying new and exciting beverages.  Starting with Champagne, I love the way it tastes, dances on my tongue, and makes me feel. I feel glamorous—fabulous, in fact, when I drink it. I often start and end the night with a glass of Champagne. However, I do understand that with this economy it is often hard for most people, myself included, to indulge in Champagne all the time.  A number of years ago I was introduced to an alternative to drinking Champagne.  One alternative to this pricey dilemma is CAVA!!

Cava is a sparkling wine that is made in Spain. This sparkling wine is produced in a number of locations but 95% SW are produced in Catalonia. I call it sparkling wine because it is not made in the Champagne region of France as only wines produced in that region can claim “Champagne.” With that said, I would like to introduce you all to one of my favorite producers of Cava:Segura Viudas.

Segura Viudas, refer to themselves as “Spain’s Artisan Cava” producers. I have consumed a number of these bottles, and hold my roommate and myself responsible for raising the price by almost two dollars at the local BevMo when I lived in San Diego, CA, ( I am still ashamed about that). We consumed a every two weeks or more often than that.  My favorite label of theirs and the most economical is the Segura Viudas Brut Reserva and according their website it was “…created from a blend of reserve and non-vintage wines, is clean and delicate, yet rich in flavor. A cuvée of Macabeo, Parellada and Xarel-lo grapes grown in the renowned Alt Penedès region of Spain, the wine is vinified according to méthode champenoise technique and is aged in the bottle for a minimum of three years.

This product retail between $7.99 & $10.99 a bottle. As soon as your case or bottle arrives, you consume.  You can try to hold on to this delicious beverage, but once you take a few sips you will be hooked. I normally consume this Cava with a number of fish dishes such as sushi and my favorite Champagne pairing, French Fries! Mimosas are a lovely idea, and of course a toast to you all being fabulous.

This Cava can be found at stores likes like Astor Wines.

Cheers, Kilolo Strobert


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  1. Sandra Robinson-Clouden

    I am an avid champagne drinker, actually, one might call me a champagne snob as I will only drink the better brands. I did have the pleasure of trying Segura Viudas while attending an event and I must say, this was a quality, cost effective alternative to its French counterpart. Purchasing a case will get you through all the holiday entertaining and gift giving. Cheers!