The fine people at Freixenet know how to market a product. It’s simple, you drink a bunch of Freixenet Cava and then you have rock star sex on a big, psychedelic bottle of Freixenet while roses rain from the sky!
Freixenet is the largest Cava house in Spain. What is Cava? Cava is a sparkling wine (think Champagne) that can only be produced in Spain using the same method used to produce Champagne. Most Cava comes from the Spanish region of Penedes near Barcelona.
What does this mean for you? If you like Champagne, give Cava a try. In addition to huge producers like Freixenet, there are tons of other producers creating Cava of all quality and price levels. You are typically going to pay less for Cava over Champagne, and less experienced palates won’t notice much of a difference. Cava is a great substitute for pricy Champagne at weddings and parties, especially for toasts where bottles aren’t seen. With Cava you are getting a quality sparkling wine as opposed to domestic value brands such as Cook’s.
The grapes typically used to make Cava include Macabeo (mah-kah-BEH-oh), Parellada (par-eh-LYAH-duh), and Xarel-Lo (sah-REHL-loh). Memorize these and you can be the resident genius at the table next time the wine list is nervously passed around. And who knows, maybe the night will end with roses raining from the sky.