Feeling Chic with Cava

Sometimes you want to be a bit extra—put on a cute dress, get your hair did, and have a night on the town. For times like that, there’s CHIC Barcelona Brut Cava. I tried their Rosé Cava not too long ago, so I figured I’d give this one a try. Hailing from Barcelona, Spain, this…

Brunching for 2018

Miami has two seasons – hot and hotter – so Rosé is the best drink of choice. Every now and then, I like to mix it up with some bubbles, so I tried Pere Ventura Tresor Brut Rosé Sparkling Cava for a festive New Year’s brunch. Pere Ventura’s wine producing vocation is rooted in a…

Spanish Bubbles for NYE

With New Year’s Eve around the corner, there is no doubt that you are looking at your options for bubbly. Toasting at the stroke of midnight is a longstanding tradition with its own set of implications – Which sparkling should I get? How much should it cost? Should it be traditional Champagne? Luckily, as I…

A CHIC Christmas Celebration

Christmas celebrations come in all shapes and sizes. From large family gatherings on Noche Buena to intimate breakfasts on Christmas morning, no two are the same. Luckily, I have a sparkling wine that will fit in wherever you decide to celebrate. CHIC Barcelona Rosé is a single-variety Cava, which is Spain’s iconic sparkling wine style,…

Arriba, arriba!

I always try to expand my horizons when it comes to different varietals, so when I saw this 2014 Campo Arriba Red Blend, I decided to try it. Campo Arriba is the northernmost subregion in Yecla. It is also the highest ground, with the vineyards planted at 2,460 feet above sea level. These high levels…

Bold Reds from Spain

At this point, you must think I only drink white and rosé wines, but I swear I don’t! It’s just been a hot, sweaty summer. The other night, I had a hankering for a luscious red, so I picked up a 2010 Bodegas Balbas Ribera del Duero Ardal Reserva from Costco. It was about $18 there…