If you know your booze and have enough in your pocket to buy the perfect alcoholic accompaniment to every occasion, then it’s likely the thought of coiffing cava instead of champagne is not that appealing. But if you like me, are just an average Joe who likes a party and the company of some sparkly every once in a while, then cava or any sparkling wine is an acceptable libation. It might be the alcoholic equivalent of Whitesnake to Champagne’s Led Zep, but David Coverdale was a pretty good singer in his day and likewise if you get the right Cava, you’ll be verging on the taste of a lower end bubbly. Remember that Cava and Champagne are made with the exact same process.
If you’re going all out trying to impress, for instance, there’s a proposal on the cards or it’s your folks’ 50th wedding anniversary, then presenting Cava over champagne, unless you’re 15 years old, is not the greatest offering. However, if you’re buying in bulk, the main example being for a wedding toast or engagement, then Cava is just fine. Spruce it up with some strawberry syrup if you must, but remember it’s likely that your guests are going to enjoy about 4 gulps of the sparkly stuff, before you switch them to wine.
Saying that, it still comes down to moulah. If you can afford it then there’s nothing better than a celebratory flute of champagne and it’s a great treat to bestow on friends and family. Just remember to do a taste test and buy something that suits your palate and can accompany your menu. You never know, you might actually prefer a Cava and unless you’re a drinks snob, which you never should be, then that is absolutely fine.