It was a great day at Grand hotel on Monday with the Spanish wine day arranged by the ICEX here in Sweden. I had the chance to present my book and also the great honour to host a Cava tasting with some great Cavas.
Sweden is more and more getting the "hang of things" and many have actually understood that all sparkling wines cant be compared. And since the interest in wine in general is so large here in Sweden people are quick to learn (when they want to). During the presentation about Cava I had the opportunity to talk a bit about the region, and what makes Cava special. And then of course share information about the houses we were tasting and talk a bit about their philosophies and focus areas.
The response was very positive and many of the participants were sad about the fact that 3 out of 5 Cavas at the tasting are not avalible in Sweden yet. But on the other hand they got a new reason for visiting Penedès!
I hope to receive some more pictures from the tasting soon and will of course post them then.
(You can see below what Cavas we tried from Gramona, Mestres, Juvé y Camps, Recaredo and Marques de Monistrol)