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100 years of Freixenet

An incredible evening last night, as it is almost 100 years to the day when the Ferrer family (founders pictured above) first created the now world famous sparkling wine made in the traditional méthode champenoise technique, just like as done in Champagne, France. It was a wonderful evening, mainly because the Ferrer family members were there […]


Sparklers for Valentine’s Day 2014

Elyssia Pinot Noir Looking for an attractive looking sparkler for Valentine’s Day? Think pink! Rose colored champagne and sparkling wine is all the rage this year – possibly because it is so gorgeous to look at. Also, wines made from the Pinot Noir grape (the darker skins is what gives it the pretty rose color) […]


Freixenet’s Releases Easier Drinking Ribera del Duero Wine

  A few years back I was fortunate enough to visit many properties in Spain owned by the Cava giant Freixenet — including Valdubon in Ribera del Duero. There, winemaker Javier Aldro (pictured above) showed me around. I really loved the intense, concentrated wine of this region, known for its long-aging and adherence to tradition. […]


25th Anniversary of Gloria Ferrer

Bob Iantosca, Executive Winemaker “We went to California for wine instead of gold!” said Freixenet CE0 Pedro Ferrer, here with his wife Begonia and other key executives in New York to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Gloria Ferrer sparkling wine brand from Sonoma. The Ferrer family Cava (sparkling wine), Freixenet, began in Sant Sadurni […]


CAVA seminar: Marnie Old speaks at Wines from Spain Great Match

…. So a great presentation today by Marnie Old, who gave a talk for Wines from Spain “Great Match” at the Metropolitan Pavillion about Cava. Marnie is a fabulous presenter whose enthusiasm for Cava came out loud and clear. The tasting room on the 4th floor of the Metropolitan Pavillion was beautifully set-up with well […]


Discovering Cava

Eva Bertran of Freixenet pouring Grand Riserva Segura Viudas With the high prices of Champagne, Cava (sparkling wine produced in the ‘traditional method’ from Spain) is seen by many as a fabulous alternative. Yet why "alternative?" Cava is a sparkling wine in exactly the same way as Champagne is a sparkling wine. Both are produced […]


Beyond Cava: The Freixenet Story in Rioja, Ribera Del Duero, Priorat

  Care for a Cava? When you reach for a Spanish Sparkler on your supermarket shelf, chances are it’s from Freixenet, given their 200 million bottle production. Did you realize that the family-owned Freixenet sells 160 sparkling and still wine brands worldwide? Recently, I had the opportunity to travel to Spain to meet CEO Pedro […]


Visiting Morlanda Winery in Priorat with Judit Llop

  “We green harvest in the vineyard by fifty percent,” says vivacious young Judit Llop, standing in a perfect-looking vineyard in the middle of harvest on a gorgeous sunny Fall day. “That’s why it grows so healthy and ripe.”

 Judit is the winemaker for Morlanda & Fra Guerau wineries located in the world-famous Denominacion de […]


A Visit to Solar Viejo with winemaker Jose Montilla

  Quick! Thick of Rioja (the famous Spanish wine) and what flavors come to mind? One of my favorite sommelier instructors thought that during a blind tasting, a Rioja can often be recognized by a dusty, leather saddle sort of scent, or by its American oak trademarks of dill and coconut. Actually, Rioja is a […]


The Freixenet Story …

  You know Freixenet – of course you do! With production over 200 million bottles a year, it’s America’s favorite Cava (sparkling wine) for dinner parties, birthdays, and special events. Yet the story of why Freixenet controls market share and how it was able to hold on to it for so long is a story […]


Elyssia Pinot Noir for Valentine’s Day 2010

Elyssia Pinot Noir Did you realize that rose-colored sparklers is the trend of the moment? Freixenet has a new pink sparkler called Elyssia made from the Pinot Noir grape. It is a gorgeous color as you can see from the picture, and goes even better with a bouquet of valentine’s day flowers. Pinot Noir, it […]