Category: Champagne and Sparkling Wine

Is Cava in crisis?

With a new splinter group leaving the Cava DO, Master of Wine and Agency Manager Lenka Sedlackova asks whether Catalan sparkling wine is having an identity crisis, and considers what the future might hold for fine Spanish fizz

Taking the plunge: underwater ageing

Most producers mature their bottles carefully in cool, musty cellars – but a handful are looking into the deep blue sea, trialling underwater ageing. Here Master of Wine Simon Field explores the trend

How Champagne got its bubbles

The Champagne region wasn’t always known for sparkling wine. Sophie Thorpe uncovers how the region discovered the bubbles that made its name

Cava that’s a cut above: Gramona

Gramona is one of Catalonia’s most revered sparkling wine producers – crafting spectacular sparkling wines that challenge Cava’s maligned reputation. Here Lenka Sedlackova MW explains what makes this Cava House different