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Cava and architecture: exploring the Art Nouveau heritage of Penedès

The origins of Cava as we know it are closely linked to the late 19th century, with Josep Raventós i Fatjó making some of the first bottles in Sant Sadurní d’Anoia, Penedès, in 1872, using local varieties and méthode Champenoise. Just ten years later, following the devastating phylloxera louse effects that decimated large areas of land under vine in Europe, many Cava vineyards in Catalonia are replanted with the Xarel·lo, …
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