We have been off line for a while... well not really, because I have occasionally done some tweeting and face-booking. But on the blog from there has been quiet.The once of you who follow me on a regular basis knows that the blogging always goes in to high gear during our trips to Penedés, but on a boat it is a bit more tricky.
Anyway. We have had a lovely time ans although we stuffed the small boat with as much cava as we could, we looked for our favourite bubbles in every port where they had a restaurant or bar. And I must say that we did pretty good. So I though I'd tell you what we brought and where you can find cava in Stockholm's archipelago if you don't want to bring your own.
One evening we brought Vilarnau's special barrica Cava Glop! to our dear Friends S and N, and had a wonderful dinner with old friends of the family L and H. We all love bubbles and L loved Vilarnau's barrica so much that she refused to drink any other bubbles for the rest of the eventing. :-)
At Arhoma, the north most island in Stockholm's archipelago, we found more Vilarnau, but this time at the local harbour restaurant. So we had a glass for lunch of course.
After some days of sailing is is nice to come a shore in the afternoon and enjoy some cava and relax before cooking dinner, and so we did quite often. Here with Castell Sant Antoni's barricca. I'm sure that you have realised that I'm a big barrica fan. Castell Sant Antoni produces only about 40 000 bottles a year and their Cavas are absolute superb. Try them if you have a chance.
We of course also brought one of our long time favourites, Milesimé from Juvé y Camps. And I'm sad to say that it was our last bottle from the cellar, and it breaks my heart.
We did get the bright idea to saber it on the boat, and so I did with our only knife on board.
When we had turned towards Stockholm again, we came in to post one afternoon, at Grinda. The sun was shining from a clear sky and it was 28 C. And to our happy surprise we found that the harbour restaurant had Mont Marcal to offer! It was last year we saw our friends at Mont Marcall, so it was great to try their bubbles again. And of course they were as good and crisp as we remember.
In general we had a absolutely wonderful vacation and it was great to see that even the outposts in the archipelago have realised that Cava is the way to go. Here and there they pop up, and these I have presented are only two places. I'm sure there are more, you just have to go and have a look yourself.