I first tasted Bohigas Cava when it was recommended to me by my pals at Casa del Vino, Jávea, several years ago. I’ve been a frequent flyer with this brand ever since! Their cava portfolio offers what we have come to expect from Spain’s best known sparkling wine – quality, often outstanding, at sensible prices. How often can we say the same about the much-vaunted fizz from over the Pyrenees?
I’ve brought this up often enough before, much to the chagrin of my Champagne devotee friends and colleagues, who have firstly argued that Champagne is superior, period; and secondly have also countered that I’m not comparing like with like. Cava and Champagne are two different drinks, they insist – yes, made by the same method (invented in France, they are wont to add!), but using different grape varieties (largely), grown in different soils, subject to dissimilar climates.
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