A new bubbly magazine! Glass of bubbly

Dear bubble friends! Do I have happy news for you?!Maybe you already know about the glossy magazine from the UK that only focuses on bubbles, or you have missed this wonderful news.

C1nSmTdlI got in contact with the crew at Glass of bubbly trough Twitter, where they are very active indeed. But you will find them on Facebook, Instagram and Pintrest too if you are more into those social medias.
The magazine is just out with its third issue which you can order through their website, glassofbubbly.com, they ship it everywhere! Not only do they have this great glossy magazine that is perfect to cosy up with in a nice chair, a blanket and a glass of sparkling, they also have a great website that is full of great information. gob1If you are into cava, proseco, champagne or english sparkling does not matter, because they hae articles on all of it.

I’m extra happy to tell you that I am right now working on two articles for the forth issue, since I have been asked to cover cava for the magazine. I am of course very happy and honoured by this and will do my very best indeed. So if you have not all ready checked out the Glass of Bubbly website or their social media feed I really sugest you do!

Cheers and happy reading!

Programa Terra i Vi – great short programs!

Andréas and me have for a long time wondered why there is so little information about Penedès and the cava and wine producers in a informative, simple and professional manner? It is so easy to create films, clips and use social media to promote whatever it is you want to promote. 
The individual producers are often great with social media, but there has been very quiet from the region at large. Of course I might have missed something, but if I did maybe that just tells us that it did not reach that many, at least not internationally where the big market is to be honest.

Skärmavbild 2014-08-25 kl. 11.32.19Now the Penedès region seems to have pulled together and started short informative programs available on youtube called Programa Terra Vi. Absolutely fabulous! Finally! But unfortunately we seem to have to wait for the versions with English subtitles, because as always it is all in Spanish. The Youtube translation service does not work in an optimal way unfortunately.

The programs are around 13 minutes long and focuses on one producer in each program, plus some information about winemaking in general. It is all very structured and inspirational, and at the end of each show Ton Collet, sommelier at Vinseum Taverna, gives a few opinions about some of the chosen wines from the producer in question. 
It is great to see Ton in action, and that his great knowledge is put to good use. Ton has thought Andréas and me so much about local wines, and we always get a great recommendation when we want to try something new at the taverna.

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Us at Vinseum and Ton behind the camera. 🙂

So far there are thirteen shows available that focuses on the following producers:
1. Sumarroca
2. Heretat Mont Rubí
3. Loxarel
4. Domènech Vidal
5. Nadal
6. Llopart
7. Oriol Rossell
8. Albet i Noya
9. Mas Bertran
10. Mas Tinell
11. Can Bas
12. Vilarnau
13. Can Descregut

I can really recommend them if you want to learn more about the region. Well done to D.O Penedès who is the organisation behind the movies!

We want to see more of this! And hopefully in english!

Another year has passed

It is amazing how fast a year can pass. On the 13th of December we had some friends over for dinner and the subject of 2013 came up. We could all agree that it has passed by us while we have been thinking about other things. Well maybe not entirely true, because we have been extremely busy as usual, but somehow we now stand here at the end of the year and remember very little of what we have actually done.

So I thought I’d share some pictures with you so you can see what we have been up to, and maybe some pieces of the puzzle will fall in the right places for me too, memory  wise.

And I also want to take the opportunity to wish you all a very happy New Year’s Eve and a marvelous 2014!

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Nominated “Best Europena wine book” at Gourmand Awards in Paris.

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Found new Cava bars/restaurants in London (Copa de Cava) and on the island of Gotland (Pighuset)

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Got a visit from one of the big swedish newspapers who wrote a great article. You can find it here if you read Swedish. 🙂
Anna was also in a cooking show talking about Cava. You can see it here.

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Fantastic updates on how the spring was developing at Juvé y Camps from our friend Antonio, who also turnd out to be a great photographer. And you migth find some of his pictures in the new book if we are lucky.

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Investigating the Cava supply in Stockholm’s archipelago, and bringing some of our own as well.

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Hosting some tastings on one of the crusing ships in Sweden. Happy people!

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 Visiting our fantastic friends in Penedès, which is our favorite thing!

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Receiving the Confraria de merit, which was a great night an honor!

 

Of course more things ave happend, but these are the major things. 🙂


 

 

Cava on swedish web-tv

This weekend I had the chance to participate in a cooking show on UNT web tv. I was there to talk about Cava, since Liselotte (the chef) was making tapas.

We had a wonderful time, and the tapas that Liselotte cooked was absolutely wonderful, with one of my favourite tapas, padrones. But also Manchego, marinated olives and patatas con riojos.
To this I brought, Segura Viudas Brut Rosé, Recaredo Brut Nature 2007, Anna de Codorniu and Freixenet Reserva Real. All wonderfull Cavas.

You can see the show here.

If you know swedish you can read the article about me, Andréas and the book, that was published in UNT on the 26th of October 2012. Article

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