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How to choose cava for Christmas dinner

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The Cava is the sparkling favorite in Spain for Christmas dinner, but there are so many different types and brands that it is difficult to choose the perfect cava for dinner: semi-dry, brut, brut nature, reserve, ... In addition to the type of cava that we like the most, we must have in realize that the occasion can be decisive when choosing cava for Christmas dinner: we should not suffice with take advantage of the champagne bottles of Christmas baskets, but there is a sparkling ideal for every menu and every moment. we can choose different cavas: a powerful cava for snacks and meat, and a sweet one for sweets, or a more aromatic one for fish and a drier one to accompany sausages ... If this Christmas you organize a dinner at home and you don't know what cava to choose, we show you all the details of how to select the best cava for your Christmas dinners:

You will need to:
  • Guests (the more the better)
  • Suitable cavas
  • Cooler for cava
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The moment of consumption It is essential: if you want a cava to accompany the appetizers you can choose a semi-dry cava or a brut, if you want it to accompany all the food a brut nature, reserve or large reserve is better. On the other hand, if you want it for desserts or just for toasts, a sweet or semi-sweet cava can go perfect.

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Another thing to keep in mind is the kind of food which will accompany the cava: if it's seafood or white fish, a brut or brut nature will go perfectly. On the other hand, for hams, sausages or roasted meats it is advisable to reserve a cava or large reserve, with much more body. Finally, with sweets, cakes and desserts with chocolate, a sweet cava will pair perfectly.

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Choose between white cava and pink cava It is more a matter of tastes (or fashions) than flavors. Even so, keep in mind that cheap pink champagnes are usually quite sweet, and more expensive pink cavas quite dry. There is almost no middle ground.

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Grapes They can make your choice easier. White cavas with Pinot Noir (Blanc de Noirs) are the driest. Cavas with Chardonnay are the most aromatic, and the cavas with the traditional combination (Macabeo, Xarel·lo and Parellada) are the freshest. There are also cavas with Malvasía, which are usually quite sweet.

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Finally, it is very important take your guests into account When choosing the cava for Christmas. Cavas with Chardonnay are usually preferred by women, while those of Pinot Noir are chosen mostly by men. And for children there are also sparkling alternatives without alcohol. But it is best to ask for your preferences before choosing. Who doesn't like to feel important?

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Tips
  • Remember to cool the cava in advance. A good cava served at an incorrect temperature can fail.
  • You can start dinner with a champagne cocktail, to receive your guests.

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