At Well and Come, our boutique hotel in Barcelona, we are so thankful to be located in such a beautiful city. We are surrounded by a rich culture and heritage and we get to enjoy it every single day. In this blog article we want to share with you more about the origins of one of our favourite Catalonian products and the best way to enjoy it! Are you intrigued? Keep reading for more information!
An authentic Catalonian product at our boutique hotel in Barcelona
Cava is a beverage which is enjoyed not just by Spanish residents, but by a multitude of people from across the world. Did you know that this well-loved product was invented in Catalonia, the home of our boutique hotel in Barcelona? It was first produced in the 1870’s by Josep Raventós, who formulated the product after returning to Catalonia from a trip to one of the largest wine making countries in the world, France. Cava is a very delicate and balanced blend of the grape varieties Macabeo, Parellada and Xarel·lo.
For a very long time this sparkling wine was classified as “Champaña” until the 1970’s when authorities wanted to restrict exactly what products could be branded as champagne. Following this reclassification of sparkling wine, the term Cava was created. The word itself was chosen not for the origin of its grapes or due to a historical tale, it was simply because the wine was matured in stone cellars which in Spanish are known as ‘cavas’. In 1970 the product achieved recognition and was given the protective status of Cava D.O. (Denomination of Origin), this means that the product is protected by a series of quality controls that ensure it is of an optimum grade.
The rooftop of our boutique hotel in Barcelona
So, you may be wondering, why have Well and Come, boutique hotel in Barcelona, chosen to focus on Cava for this blog article? Well, we believe that it is the best drink to accompany the incredible views which you can see from our rooftop in Barcelona.
On our rooftop we have a spectacular swimming pool, from which you can enjoy panoramic views of the Tibidabo, the most famous mountain in this area. As well as our rooftop swimming pool in Barcelona we have comfortable seating areas with sofas, armchairs and even water beds so that when you’re enjoying your ice-cold glass of Cava, you will feel completely relaxed.
Reserve your room at our boutique hotel in Barcelona
Whether you are travelling for business or leisure we know that ending a busy day on our breath-taking rooftop in Barcelona with a glass of Cava is an experience you will remember forever. By reserving directly on our website, you will also receive direct booking benefits such as 50% off breakfast, free Nespresso capsules, free mini-bar and late check out (subject to availability). Don’t think about it any longer and reserve your room now!