Tasting Seminar: The Elements of Cava

Monday, November 16, 2015 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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3674 18th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States
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11 slots available

Cava made it's mark as a cheap replacement for Champagne. As a result, cava now struggles with a widespread image problem. We want to change that!

And it is perfect timing. The grower-producer cava scene is growing in Barcelona. Young tastemakers are changing the game and setting the tone with indigenous varietals, organic farming, old vines and low yields. In this two-hour tasting seminar, led by importer Andrew Yandell, we'll taste six new classics. We'll understand the methods and nuances of xarel•lo, macabeu, and parellada, and we will explore their application in post-modern Penedès style. There will be ham.


Andrew Yandell imports natural wine from northern Spain as Trumpet Wine. He got his start in the San Francisco wine scene across the street at (the infamous) Bi-Rite Market, years after hatching his plan and saving to start his own company. It all started in Barcelona at age 13, when he fell in love with Spanish culture, Spanish flavors, and the amazing producers that would come to make Trumpet possible. A dozen years later, he returned to Catalunya to find the undiscovered, soulful visionaries that make it the most exciting region in Europe. He’s never looked back.