The Cavas of Jané Ventura!
At College Ave.
This Sunday, from 3 - 5 PM.
(Tasting Talk at 3:30 PM!)
Wine pros know: one of the greatest single values in all of wine? The sparkling wines of Spain's Catalonia region known as Cava. Made in the same laborious, complexity-yielding method as Champagne... but coming in at a mere fraction of the price!
We know: you had a crappy one once, when you were in college or something. Guess what? That wine had as much to do with Cava's heights as Charles Shaw does with the best of Californian winemaking.
This Sunday we taste a lineup of Cavas from one of our favorite producers: Jané Ventura. Founded almost 100 years ago by Josep Jané, who created one of the region’s best small producers of Cava. Today Josep’s great-grandson Gerard leads the team, and while they've been certified organic since 2010, they've been practicing organic for much longer. As drinkable as it is dry (very!), this is what we drink when we want a mineral-inflected, Champagne-serious sparkler... but want some money left over for dinner!