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23 February, 2011

Cava Brut Gran Sarao

Posted in : Cava, Sparkling Wine on by : becca

Cava Brut Gran Sarao Spain This sparkling wine has a thin-body and lots and lots of bubbles. It’s very refreshing with light flavors of green apple and a dash of something floral for good measure. There might be some orange mingling in it also. It’s a simple wine but simply good, too.

15 December, 2010

Jujube’s Bubbly Recession Wine Dinner

Comments : 1 Posted in : Cava, Cava Rose, Dining in Chapel Hill - NC, Events, Moscato d’Asti, Prosecco, Restaurants, Rose Wine, Sparkling Wine on by : becca

Jujube, Chapel Hill $40 per plate Last Tuesday, I had the pleasure of attending another Jujube wine dinner—it had been a while! These dinners are kept affordable by profiling wines in the $10 to $20 range from the Hope Valley Bottle Shop crew, of which Drew did the sommelier honors this evening. Alas, I was
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10 September, 2009

Wine Review–Cristalino Cava

Posted in : Cava, Sparkling Wine on by : becca

Wine:  Cristalino Cava Region:  Spain This is my first sparkling wine review, can you believe that? It’s also, well, strange. The cava is especially yellow in color and smells of celery and chicken broth, which comes across as comforting rather than off-putting.  There’s no berry to speak of when drinking it but it coats my
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6 July, 2009

Cocktail Review–The Whippet, Jujube, Chapel Hill

Cocktail Review–The Whippet, Jujube, Chapel Hill
Comments : 1 Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Bars in Chapel Hill - NC, Cava on by : becca

The Whippet Jujube http://www.jujuberestaurant.com Jujube’s bartenders definitely know how to make a good cocktail.  The whippet is a gem of a drink with Finlandia grapefruit-flavored vodka, Cava, and lychee juice.    It looked like a Lemon Drop minus the sugary rim, an elegant, white gold drink with an ice shard layer that I love.  The taste
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