Sip of the Day

November 9, 2020

Day #[wpdts-day-of-year start=”post-created”] of the year.

Poema Cava Extra Dry

It’s a well-known fact that fried food pairs well with sparkling wine, but it’s worth repeating: fried food and bubbles, BFFs 4 life! The acidity and effervescence cuts through rich, fatty, crispy fried coatings. Today is National Fried Chicken Sandwich Day, and I’ve paired a Poema Cava Extra Brut with first-rate fried chicken from a great local spot (Chic Hen, if you’re in BK). When it’s time to eat that fried chicken sandwich, or just plain fried chicken as I did, there are many options, from indulgently delicious to affordable luxury. My answer to the latter is cava, a Spanish sparkling wine. Strictly Metodo Tradicional, the same traditional method used to craft Champagne, cavas are known for their aromas of green apple and almond, all-around crispy fruitiness, ease of drinkability, and incredible affordability.


Penedès, Spains


40% Macabeo, 30% Xarel-lo, 30% Parellada

Poema Cava Extra Dry, sparkling Spanish wine, bottle shot

Tasting Notes

Shows crisp aromas of green apples, chalk and spring flowers, and fresh, tangy fruit flavors in the mouth with a trace of sweetness that is well balanced by acidity.

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Food Match

This wine pairs with starters and savory tarts.


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