WINE DINE & FOOTLIGHTS
|Ahh ––the bubbly!|
It was a warmer-than-normal Wednesday for October in New York; I was overheated after a 20-minute walk toward Midtown East. In dire need of a cool, refreshing drink, I reached my destination, La Cava on Second Avenue –– a wine bar with an appropriate name for this tasting event –– and headed straight toward the bubbly. Within minutes, I had escaped to Spain and was sipping Pere Ventura Cava from the Catalonia Region. The glass of sparkling wine hit the spot.
|Sipping a glass of Tresor Rosé|
I had the pleasure of meeting Pere Ventura, a winemaker whose family legacy with cava dates back to 1872. He was in New York for a few days promoting his namesake wine from the Penedes region, an area just 3 km south of Barcelona and known as the heartland of cava.
|Pere Ventura talks about his namesake Cava|
Find Pere Ventura Cava at these locations in New York City:
Cork & Bottle, 1st Ave.
Franks Liquor Shop, 46 Union Sq E.
Martin Brothers Wines & Liquor, 2781 Broadway
Miat Liquor Store, 166 2nd Ave.
Mitchells Wine & Liquor Store, 200 W 86th St.
Philippe Wine & Liquor, 312 W 23rd St.
Shon 45 Liquors, 840 8th Ave.
West 54th Liquors, 453 W 54th St.
Wine At 79 490 York Ave.
Wine Heaven, 333 3rd Ave.
Wine On Nine, 177 9th Ave.
Pere Ventura’s Tresor Rosé was awarded 92 points by Wine & Spirits in August 2013.