Now, we already know that the Spanish football team is ever the under-achiever. Possibly only England can compare to their dismal lack of success when matched against national expectation. But what are they like at making wine? In a wine competition, I suspect the English would contrive to grasp defeat from the jaws of victory. However, I think Spanish wine is pretty good on average, and maybe they finally have a sport to excel at.
Firstly let me clear up the fact that I am about to review a wine that claims it is from Spain but many would say it is made in Catalunia. Without getting into Iberian politics perhaps I’ll move on to this rather nice Cava (pronounced more like cava in cavalier than “carver” as most people seem to say). But that’s not the only pronunciation problem here since the Cava is named Freixenet and as best as I can establish that is pronounced like Fresher-net.
Still, I didn’t expect the Spanish Inquisition when I asked for the wine at my local Co-op supermarket. (more…)