Cabernet & CAVA
Cabernet Sauvignon is the world’s foremost red wine-grape variety. It is most commonly associated with the red wines of Bordeaux, though it is widely cultivated throughout the world. In the vineyard, the Cabernet Sauvignon grape can be distinguished by its small, thick-skinned and decidedly blue-colored berries with a high pip-to-pulp ratio. Its thick skin results in wines of profoundly deep color, and the pips give the wine a high level of tannin.
CAVA is the famous sparkling wine of Spain. You'll mostly find Cava production in Catalonia in the northeast by Barcelona. Cava goes through the traditional method of secondary fermentation in the bottle to get its bubbles—like Champagne in France and Franciacorta in Italy. Cava can be white or rosé and is usually a blend of Xarel-lo, Macabéo, and Parellada grapes, but a few other varieties are also allowed in the blend.