Bubbly adult beverages are for more than special occasions, including cava sparkling wine. In fact, I believe bubbly to be perfect for any occasion, especially a weeknight dinner.
The flavors of most well made sparklers won't overpower any food you might put in your mouth, and the effervescent texture can even cut through the mouth-coating fat of beef. And Spanish cava is well up for the task.
The deets on cava sparkling wine
Most cava sparkling wine imported by the United States from Spain is made in the traditional French champagne method of a second fermentation in the bottle. Furthermore, the Spainairds craft wine according to strict standards, and in many cases for the highest quality designation.
Technically, French producers who grow, ferment and bottle champagne are the only ones allowed to slap a champagne label on their wine. On the other hand, the Spaniards (and of course we Americans) make sparkling wine the exact same way with similar grapes, and it tastes just as great for $30 less.
What the heck does all that mean, you ask? It means cava is great sippin', and you should get it before anyone else finds out. Enter Poema Cava, Extra Dry, NV (non-vintage), which sells for around $10 at major wine chains.
This particular Cava is super friendly, singing of lemon, signature green apple and to keep waxing poetic, white flowers. For an entire tasting breakdown, click here to be led away to Kobrand Wine and Spirits, a highly respected importer.
Or just run out to the store and buy a bottle of cava for around $10. Most importantly, it's Thursday, after all. And I imagine I've made you pretty thirsty. Salud!