All this recent sunshine might have gone to my head, but I am going to be exceptionally bold and announce that the prosecco party has peaked and this summer, we should be sipping on cava instead! I think this Spanish bubbly tastes better than prosecco, is more akin to champagne, but (and here’s the sneaky little bonus) is generally more affordable than both! In Catalonia, the home of cava, it’s absolutely acceptable to pop open a bottle at any time of the day, and for no reason other than the fact you’re thirsty. It’s an ethos I can get on board with, and totally did on a recent trip to Barcelona – there was cava at breakfast, a sneaky glass or two in the afternoon, and a few more with dinner!
But Barcelona is not the only place where you can indulge in this cava-filled lifestyle… we Londoners can now raise a glass of the Spanish bubbly at the new Anna de Codorniu Terrace on the Thames. Doubletree by Hilton London Docklands have given their terrace an Anna-makeover – casual and comfortable seating, light and airy atmosphere, plenty of Anna cava on hand! When we found ourselves there on a beautifully balmy evening, we immediately felt like we were far, far from the hectic pace of the city, even though it was just a short ferry ride from Canary Wharf!