Tomorrow it’s time for the Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival!

Tomorrow it starts, two weekends with long hours with beer! Should be great fun, and I’ve been looking forward to it for a long time. Even if my heart beats extra hard for cava, beer is something I like too. In the good old days when I was studying at the University of Uppsala, there was beer rather then wine or sparkling. And above all we gathered at our student pub, which I also ran for a semester. One of the best selections of in…

Read More

Nadal. A tennis pro or a cava house?

Obviously, the answer is both, but I’m much more interested in the cavan then the tennis legend. We were on a quick visit to Nadal last week. Incredibly happy to have time for a quick stop on the way home before dinner, after a busy day with three visits. We were kindly received by Mr. Nadal himself and he let us taste all his cavas and talked about his philosophies and theories. Just like any other producer in the area he maintains his own style and method. And…

Read More

I want to go back to Catalonia! NOW!!

As I sit here working on the script for the book and going through all the great pictures that Andréas took last week, I get an ache in my heart. I would desperately like to return to Catalonia and Penedés! If I was a millionaire I would go back at once! Now I have to settle with the pictures and thought I’d share some of them with you. Enjoy! Because it is a long time yet to…

Read More

Active Spain, if you want to do something else then visit cava producers

When we visited the harvest of Segura Viudas, we did also get to know Pär Linholm, who runs a business in the area called Active Spain.  Pär tells us that he has run the company for about 1.5 years and that they have both, climbing, hiking and cycling in among their activities. The possibility to do something else between the vineyard visits are numerous and you can even merge the activities with visits to vineyards, for example, by cycling. It’s great fun and easy to get around, and the…

Read More

Recaredo and Gramona, houses that believe in long time aging

It is amazing to listen to all the producers we meet. They know their vineyards inside out and know exactly how they want their cava to taste in the end. The vast majority are of the opinion that their cava is best young and fresh, since they are of the opinion that the traditional grapes are not suitable for any longer…

Read More