Gary Vaynerchuk’s Daily Grape Feature – Parxet Titiana Brut Rose Pinot Noir Cava

Wine: 2008 Parxet Titiana Brut Rose Pinot Noir Cava Grape: 100% Pinot Noir Score: 90 Points Price: $15 MSRP Gary’s explanation why: With the summer weather you’re going to want to drink something fresh and lively. Cavas are produced in the same method as Champagne at a fraction of the price. Many can be hit or miss, but this one both has a friendly price tag and impressive structure for its price point. Lounging by…

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The Wine Formerly Known as Cristalino – Jaume Serra Cristalino Brut

Grapes Parellada, Chardonnay, Macabeo and Xarel-lo (traditional Cava grapes).   Facts If you’ve ever seen the Cristalino before, you might notice that they’ve had a change of label. Why you ask? Well, they pissed off Cristal, that’s why! Let me take you back to 2006, Louis Roederer, producer of Cristal Champagne decided that Cristalino beared too much of a resemblance to their over-priced fizz. Long story short, Roederer won and Cristalino were forced to relabel…

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Llopart Brut Rose Cava–Not Your Average Cava!

Grapes 60% Monastrell, 20% Garnacha and 20% Pinot Noir Facts Have you ever tried a good Cava? I’ll answer for you: No, you have probably  never tasted a decent Cava. Most of the Cava that is readily available from most grocery stores is generic-tasting "fizz". Perfect for mixing with Mimosas, nothing special on its own. Cava doesn’t exactly have the best reputation in the wine world, kind of similar to Asti (Nasti Asti as we…

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