09 enero 2014

Lovely Tasting Cava Morning In The Countryside

Hello! Today I'm decided to talk to you about a wonderful place I went last week to celebrate the last day of the year! (I adore celebrating things, I'm a big celebrating fan). So, I was invited to one of the most important  companies producers of cava of Catalonia ( where I live), and may be of Spain. For those who don't know, cava is the same as champagne, but the last one is French, and the first one is Spanish. So basically, they export cava in lots of places around the world. They had expanded their market along Europe (UK, Germany, Belgium, Greece, Austria, Sweeden...) and to America and Japan. But of course, I've forgotten to mention their name (fish memory mine, ha ha!) They are called Pere Ventura.
May be you don't know them, as I suppose ( I hope not wrongly) that there aren't lots of you who are cava experts, but I swear to you that if you ask one, he will know the company by heart.

Anyway, I went there and took some pictures for this blog, and also done a magnifiscent tasting after the guide ( who was Pere Ventura's wife) explained us on a tour how they make cava, which is a process so interesting, and I get fascinated. (Sorry but I have never thought I would be very interested in that). But it was actually really cool.

I would compare the cava process, that I'm not going to explain here because it's complicated and I surely will go wrong at some point, ( I didn't take any notes, no), with the  process of writing a book. (Yeah, writers hazards) Because it took lots and lots of patience, take care of every single and little pat of the process, have a primarial good quality product and the final taste.
The same as writing a book.

Moving on and focusing the issue, as a not lover of wine, I liked so much all the cavas they let us taste, with delicious cheese, lunchmeat, some bred and chocolats. ( of course, in order to not to get too much drunk!)
All the staff there were so lovely and polite, and there was a little kid ( the son of the owners) who was so cute!
I also loved that it is located on the countryside, and with the help of the decoration it seemed to me as if I were in a Victorian house. I felt so comfortable and all the atmosphere made me feel so good and just inside a locus amoenus Paradise!


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¡Hola! Hoy estoy decidida a hablaros sobre un maravilloso sitio al que fui hace unas semanas, ¡para celebrar el último día del año! (adoro celebrar cosas, soy una gran fan de celebrar lo que sea). Así que, fui invitada a visitar una de las empresas con más producción de cava de Cataluña (dónde vivo), i tal vez también de España. Para aquellos que no lo sepan, el cava es lo mismo que el champán, sólo que el último es francés y el primero español. Así que básicamente, exportan cava en muchísimos sitios por todo el mundo. Han expandido su mercado por toda Europa (Reino Unido, Alemania, Bélgica, Grecia, Austria, Suecia, etc.) y hasta por América y Japón. Pero por supuesto, he olvidado completamente mencionar su nombre (memoria de pez, la mía, ¡ja ja!) La empresa se llama Pere Ventura.

Es probable que no conozcáis la firma, porque supongo (espero que no equívocamente), que muchos de los lectores no sois expertos en cava, pero os juro que si preguntáis a no, conocerá la empresa.

De todas formas, yo fui para allí e hice algunas fotografías para este blog, y además pude hacer una maravillosa cata después de que la guía (que era la esposa del director Pere Ventura) nos explicase en un tour por la bodega cómo fabrican el cava, un proceso muy interesante, y con el que quedé fascinada. (Lo siento pero es que nunca pensé que podría llegar a estar interesada en el tema). Pero estuvo realmente bien.

Yo compararía el proceso del cava, el cual no voy a explicar aquí porque es complicado y seguro que me equivocaría en algún momento, ( no tomé notas, no), con el proceso de escritura de un libro. (Si, gajes del escritor) Porque pide mucha, mucha paciencia, cuidar cada pequeña y única parte del proceso, tener una buena materia prima de cualidad, y el gusto final.

Lo mismo que al escribir un libro.

 

Pasando al tema principal, como una no amante del vino, me gustaron mucho todos los cavas que nos dieron a probar, con delicioso queso, embutido, pan y chocolate para acompañar (¡obviamente para no acabar borrachos!)

Todos los trabajadores fueron muy amables y educados, y había un niño (hijo de los amos de la empresa) ¡que era súper gracioso!

 

Lo que también me gustó, sin duda, fue que el sitio está ubicado en medio del campo, y con la ayuda de la decoración me sentí como si estuviera en una casa victoriana. Me sentí muy cómoda, y la atmósfera del lugar me transportó a un paraíso de locus amoenus.






I think this were the two cavas I liked the most!



Me, or my shade, I don't know, just in the dark side! Ha ha!





This is the lovely & cosy salon where we waited for the tour to start.

So as I wasn't allowed to take photos there, I stole this from The Helper Numer One, aka Gogle Images.
But here it is were the magic happens!
 
So to sum up, I had a wonderful, interesting and so bubbly last day of the year, and I surely invite and recommend you to visit this amazing and pintoresque place if you have the chance!

I let their webside here! http://www.pereventura.com/ca

Do you like cava/ champagne? Or do you prefer wine? And have you ever been on a tasting?

             
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9 comentarios:

  1. Molt maques les fotos Mery i l'escrit ben interessant!
    Rosa

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  2. Lovely pictures! Great review, as well. I used to work at a champagne house a few years back. It was fun giving tours. Everyone always liked the wine caves :)

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  3. Oh my god this sounds amazing! I looove Cava and Champagne so I would love to do something like this! Maybe someday... It sounds like you had such a lovely time!

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  4. I thinks it will be a good Cava! I love it <3 Love the pictures <3

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  6. Wow! Looks like you had an amazing time and what a great opportunity. we would have loved to experience the wine and atmosphere!

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