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ca·va

 (kä′və)
n.
A sparkling wine made from a blend of grapes, produced primarily in and near Catalonia.

[Catalan, cellar, cava, from Late Latin, ditch, trench, from Latin, neuter pl. of cavus, hollow; see keuə- in Indo-European roots.]
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cava

(ˈkɑːvə)
n
(Brewing) a Spanish sparkling wine produced by a method similar to that used for champagne
[from Spanish]
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ca·va

n., pl. de cavum, cavidad, hueco. V.: vein,cava
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Meanwhile, the wind having changed we were compelled to head for the land, and ply our oars to avoid being driven on shore; but it was our good fortune to reach a creek that lies on one side of a small promontory or cape, called by the Moors that of the "Cava rumia," which in our language means "the wicked Christian woman;" for it is a tradition among them that La Cava, through whom Spain was lost, lies buried at that spot; "cava" in their language meaning "wicked woman," and "rumia" "Christian;" moreover, they count it unlucky to anchor there when necessity compels them, and they never do so otherwise.
Matt Day of wine app Corkscrew said: "When it comes to pairing food, cheaper alternatives such as cavas and cremants often work better than champagne as they're less complex." Cremant is bottle-fermented in France like champagne but in cheaper regions without the premium price tag.
We went with one of the cavas she suggested, and it was an excellent choice.
A BRACE OF CAVAS: VILARNAU BRUT RESERVA CAVA PS11.99, OCADO, BOOTHS AND THEDRINKSHOP.COM, 11.5% ABV WITH its artistdesigned bottle sleeve, this cava from Barcelona looks like it's put on a party dress to stroll along Las Ramblas.
The father/daughter team has 150 hectares under vine, on which they grow a number of indigenous red and white varietals, including Xarel-lo, Macabeo and Parellada, which are used to make their Cavas.
The flagship cavas of Bodega Codorniu were Anna de CodornAaAaAeA u Blanc Blancs and Anna de Codorniu Brut RosAaAaAeA@.
Dominio de la Peseta Cava, available at at least one local big-box chain for about $11, is a good example of a dry white cava (there also are rose cavas) at a good price, making it a fine candidate for summer afternoon sipping or as an aperitif before dinner.
[In all fairness, besides the cavas from the DO Penedes, I recently tasted an excellent Spanish sparkling wine, not officially a cava, with the DO La Mancha, produced by Bodegas Alcardet.
I've tasted better cavas, but for the money, and considering the vast amounts that will be drunk at Christmas, it's a good credit crunch tipple.
There are cheaper cavas around thanWaitrose Cava Brut (pounds 5.99) but few better.