Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut Cava – Review

This is “POP or FLOP”, where we taste test sparkling wines so you don’t have to! This week we’re sipping Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut Cava! This popular Spanish sparkling is known the world over for it’s distinct black label bottle – but, is this a bottle of bubbles you should POP? 💁 Or is it a FLOP? 🙅 Let’s see… [eltd_separator class_name=”” type=”normal” position=”center” color=”” border_style=”” width=”” thickness=”” top_margin=”” bottom_margin=””]   Freixenet – pronounced fresh-eh-net – is a large winery from Catalonia, located just to the north of Barcelona in the Penedès region of Spain. Cordon Negro Brut, introduced in 1974, is Freixenet’s most popular …

Cava 101: What is Cava?

Maybe you’re familiar with the term “Cava”, or maybe you’re not. But y’know that iconic black and gold bottle of bubbly that you’ve seen at every New Years Party? Surely you’ve had a glass of it at some point right? Well, that’s Cava. So what is Cava exactly? And what makes it different from Champagne or Prosecco?

Codorníu Seleccion Raventos Rosé – Review

This is “POP or FLOP” – where we drop bills on bubbles so you don’t have to! Every Wednesday we review a different sparkling wine from across the globe and let you know if it’s a bottle you should POP or if it’s a FLOP! This week we’ve got Codorníu Seleccion Raventos Rosé from Spain!     Codorníu is one of the world’s oldest and largest producers of traditional method sparkling wine (called “Cava” in Spain). Historical documents show that founder Jaume Codorníu was producing still wines at his vineyards in the Penedès region of Spain all the way back in 1551. And in 1872 cava was born when …