Judit Ayago, expert sommelier: "For 40 euros you can drink a good champagne"
Champagne, better in the sun
Wine is fattening, yes, but some are much more fattening than others.
We tell you which ones
Neither any wine with bubbles is champagne nor is cava the only sparkling wine produced in Spain.
Extra Brut, Brut, Extra Seco, Semiseco
, the terminology can confuse and alienate those who just want to enjoy a drink. Elegant and festive by nature,
, synonymous with luxury and relegated for years to celebratory toasts and desserts,
with any meal, dinner or aperitif. And the best thing is that some of the best in the world are national and are available to
almost any pocket.
But how do you choose the right one for the holidays?
- there are white, pink and some red -,
method of preparation
amount of residual sugar,
it is best to choose the bottle depending on the dish it will accompany. The sweetest are the
, which contain between 32 and 50 grams of sugar per liter, followed by the
Therefore, a semi-dry will always improve a chocolate cake.
For seafood or rice
, on the other hand,
, with less than 15 grams of sugar per liter, or the
with less than six.
Recently, and after analyzing 24 brands (
8 Brut nature, 13 Brut and 3 semi-dry),
Organization of Consumers and Users (OCU)
has published the results of its comparison
of supermarket cavas.
The 'winners' turned out to be
Faustino Brut Reserva,
which can be found in supermarkets for a price of
Vía de la Plata Brut Nature,
which is around
Ondarre Brut Nature
Anna de Codorniu 1551 Brut
also obtained good results
Cordon Negro Brut Magnum from Freixenet
is a magnificent alternative for the first course.
This has been decreed by the jury of the international Champagne Sparkling Wine World Championship contest, awarding the gold medal to the best Spanish sparkling wine.
Light and fresh, this fruity cava from one of the most internationally recognized brands enters effortlessly.
The same awards have recognized other sparkling wines from the
DO Cava such
Gramona 2015 Imperial
Vilarnau NV Vilarnau Rosé Delicat Brut Reserva Organic,
all for less than 20 euros a bottle.
And although the production of the DO Cava is the largest, extraordinary sparkling wines are also made in other regions.
It is the case of
one hundred percent godello del Bierzo, with fine bubbles, fresh and with little sugar, from
Rueda sparkling wine from Valladolid
, or from
Cueva de Villanueva de Alcardete (Toledo)
And for those with a sweet tooth who want to throw the house out the window or are lucky enough to win the Christmas lottery, the
Porcellànic Vi Espurnejant Brut Natural 2011
With no less than 91 points on the prestigious Parker list, it costs approximately 80 euros.
Ecological and harvested by hand, it is sweet, powerful and with a persistent taste.
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