Cava Sales Bubble Up

The Spanish sparkler offers improved quality at affordable prices

Cava Sales Bubble Up
Cava, long overshadowed by Champagne and Prosecco, is growing in quality and popularity. (Getty Images)
From the Sep 30, 2022, issue

American consumers have a thirst for bubbly—sales of sparkling wine from numerous regions continue to be one of the strongest-growing categories in the U.S. market. And while French Champagne and Italian Prosecco are well-known success stories, Spanish Cava emerged as a winner in 2021, when shipments to the United States skyrocketed. Read Wine Spectator senior editor Alison Napjus' analysis of the Cava boom.

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