Definition of cava in US English:



  • A Spanish sparkling wine made in the same way as champagne.

    • ‘This vintage cava has raspberry and cranberry notes with a refreshing citrus zest.’
    • ‘Good bubblies are made in California, too, and the prices generally fall between the inexpensive Spanish cavas and the French nonvintage brut champagnes.’
    • ‘Italian prosecco, Spanish cava, or American sparkling wines are sometimes the best buys on a wine list.’
    • ‘After all, champagne and cava are two of my favourite things, and I've been assured that they've got it in abundance at the party.’
    • ‘Spanish cava, produced just outside Barcelona, was until the early 1970s labelled and sold as cheap champagne in the UK.’
    champagne, sparkling wine
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