The world is facing a champagne shortage. That’s right, the bubbly drink that we all love may start becoming a bit more expensive and harder to find. But don’t worry, because cava is on the rise.
Cava is a sparkling wine from Spain that is produced in the Traditional Method, meaning the bubbles are a result of a secondary fermentation in the bottle. Cava is typically light-bodied with fruity aromas and flavors, making it a versatile food-pairing wine. Additionally, it is usually lighter and less sweet than champagne, making it a refreshing choice for a summer celebration.
After higher tariffs disrupted shipments from Spain and other European nations in 2020, U.S. imports of Cava wine rose by 40% to 1.98 million cases, according to the Consejo Regulador del Cava. This surpasses the import of Prosecco and other Italian sparkling wines.
This rise in popularity is good news for Spanish sparkling wine producers, who have seen a 20% increase in exports so far. Producers are expecting the trend to continue, as consumers search for alternatives to champagne.
Cava is on the rise, and it’s time for you to get in on the action. With champagne shortages looming, this Spanish sparkling wine is an equally delicious and elegant option to consider. Although not yet as popular as champagne, cava boasts the same bubbles and celebratory feel. Next time you’re looking for something to celebrate with, why not give cava a try? You might just find yourself converted!