The hot summer month starts off strong in New York City, taking a break with a touch of freshness thanks to the much-anticipated Masterclass on Cava at the International Wine Center in New York.
Master of Wine Mary Gorman-McAdams discussed the latest news in the Cava D.O., noting the quality and rigour of the work of the wineries that comprise the Designation of Origin with a tasting of the various premium Cavas available on the American market.
The professionals in attendance, made up of 40 WSET Level 4 or higher students and alumni of the training centre, tasted a total of 10 premium cavas during the session, from the following wineries: Agustí Torelló Mata; Alta Alella; Avinyó; Jané Ventura; Juvé & Camps; Parés Baltà; Roger Goulart; Sumarroca; Vilarnau y Vins el Cep.
The attendees at the session showed considerable interest in the explanation of the new regulation, and especially in the link to sustainability and the work being done through this project.
"The complexity, intensity and persistence of some cavas surprises even the most refined palates"
The IWC was recognised by the WSET as one of the world's leading wine and spirits education centres in 2007, when the WSET presented its inaugural Riedel Trophy for the WSET Educator of the Year to the International Wine Center. This center educates approximately 1,000 students annually in the Greater New York City area, and more than 335 people who studied at the International Wine Center have received the WSET Diploma in Wines and Spirits, including 16 people who are now Masters of Wine.