“Wow! That’s DRY!!!” (and why “Extra Dry” really means a little sweet…)

“Wow! That’s DRY!!!” (and why “Extra Dry” really means a little sweet…) A lot of casual Champagne and sparkling wine drinkers will tell us they only like REALLY DRY wines (without telling us that their reference point is the Extra Dry Cuvees of the large houses which are actually fairly sweet). This may seem counter-intuitive but it has a fun historical explanation: Most Champagne was originally VERY sweet (that is how the French and especially Tzarist Russian clients liked it). The Brits started...

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Cava

Torre Oria Cava Brut, Penedès 100% aromatic and crisp Macabeo with tiny bead and a crisp, dry finish. Extremely versatile and a killer value.   Torre Oria Cava Brut Rosado, Penedès  100% Garnacha put through full Methode Champenoise resulting in a wine with intense cranberry color, vibrant flavors of red fruits and a clean, crisp, DRY and extremely food friendly finish. This is the solution to a LOT of problems: whether you need a nice hostess gift, something to serve at your office party that won’t...

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