Friday, May 20, 2011

livin la vida cava

Happy Friday Mariposas!

Since it's the weekend, I thought I'd talk about my number one love in the world...sparkling rosé! (sorry Boo.)

I like to use any occasion for sparkling wine. One time me and my friend Sarah finished writing a sketch show and celebrated with not one, but TWO bottles. Because big accomplishments should be celebrated with big hangovers.

This is me and Sarah with our respective bottles. Um, let's take a moment and look at how freaky my eye looks.

I know rosé gets a bad rap for not being a "serious" wine and sparkling rosé has an equal, if not worse, reputation for frivolity, but I effin' love sparkling rosé and am proud of it. How can you not like something that is bubbly and PINK? I'm sorry, but if we live in a world where people judge you because you like something pretty and pink then I don't want to live among these monsters.

So our sparkling rosé for the evening was a Cristalino Brut Cava. I like buying Cristalino because if you say it real slow, people will think you're drinking Cristal. "Oh, yes, I'm drinking this real expensive Cristaaaaaal...ino."

And Cava is a sparkling wine from Spain. Some people call it the Prosecco of Spain but I think that's unfair to Cavas. It's like when people call Koreans the Jews of the East.

One time my friends and I went to a house party hosted by two French men. I wanted to bring some Cava but I know how the French are so selective about their sparkling wine. Ugh, you French are so snobby about wine yet you listen to crap like Jordy*.

Luckily, I was with my Spanish friend Andreu and he helped me pick out a good Cava that could satisfy the discerning palate of the French. He chided me for going for the Cristalino (but it sounds like Cristal if you say it slow!) and directed me towards the Marques de Gelida Cava Brut. It is dry and redolent of apples. Yum! And it comes in a fun, yellow bottle. Upon seeing the bottle, my friend Suzette said, "Wow, that looks like a party."

Party in a bottle.

And you know it's a good Cava when it makes me lose my inhibitions and wrap my leg around a French man I had just met.

my victim

*Just kidding I effin love Jordy.


Brenna said...

thanks for not judging my eurotrash playlist and helping me add to it!!! Also, that jordy song it the WEIRDEST thing I've ever seen!

jiji said...

Riiiiight? It's so weird it's amazing. Also, how did that kid memorize all those lyrics AND act in that video? Clearly, France is not big on child labor laws.

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