Tag Archive 'Cava'

Apr 10 2009

Sparkling Californian White Bests Champagne in Clash of the Titans

In Thursday night’s “Clash of the Titans: Champagne vs. the World,” Just Grapes customers were put to the test in a blind tasting of seven sparkling wines, including one true champagne.  Asked to rank the seven bubblys from one to seven (seven being the highest quality sparkling and one being the lowest), the tasters chose […]

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Apr 07 2009

Champagne Vs. the World

By Brett Ashley McKenzie Everyone knows someone who refuses to drink any sparkling wine other than authentic Champagne. They wrinkle their nose at the suggestion of Prosecco, raise an eyebrow at the mention of Cava, and wouldn’t be caught dead with a sparkling Californian Chard in their Mimosa. You’ve always wondered, “If I slid him […]

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Nov 13 2008

Chef’s memories captured in Champagne bubbles

Wine is so much more than a drink. Much as we enjoy it every day, it’s even more a part of our special occasions. Few toasts are made with diet soda. Wine, in all its forms, carries associations of time, of place, of significant people and events. Melissa Graham has a lifetime of memories encapsulated […]

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Aug 26 2008

Nothing plain about Spain

I’ve been to many parts of Spain: Madrid and Toledo in the center of the country; Barcelona on the far coast; and Malaga, the southern port city on the Costa del Sol. Yet each time, as a euro-pinching tourist, I’ve only sampled whatever vino tinto (red table wine) came with el menu del dia. Cheap, […]

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