"There's nothing quite like sharing the wines you love with friends and finding some new favourites..."
Cava is made using the same "traditional method" as champagne but uses different grape varieties. In this case, we're drinking a traditional Cava mixture of Macabeo, Parellada and Xarel-lo.
We had some interesting guesses. Was it a chardonnay? Surely someone brought chardonnay? And "setting lotion" was perhaps the evening's most bizarre aroma description. The 12 of us split down the middle as to whether it was a hit, but fortunately all agreed that it didn't taste like a trip to the hairdressers! Pear, elderflower, and lemon are found under a smooth textured dry white along with that hint of oaky flavours for which Quercus is named.
Similar to Alsace wines, the food match suggests serving with light oriental dishes.
Dance fans will also be pleased to hear that we all made it out for a full night of dancing after the tasting, quite unlike what happened at the first event like this we held back in June.