Days of Wine and … Cava

“The days of wine and roses laugh and run away like
a child at play Through a meadow land toward a
closing door A door marked “nevermore”
that wasn’t there before” (Frank Sinatra: Sinatra Sings Days of Wine and Roses, Moon River, and other Academy Award Winners, 1964.)

Wine & Roses a pattern that works wherever whenever!

Cinematographically visualized in 1962 by Blake Edwards; Jack Lemon and Lee Remick portray an alcoholic couple that, due to booze excess, eventually gets to face the point of deterioration.

Acoustically perfectionized by composer Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer the theme has left a great impact on various musicians especially in the traditional pop and jazz genre.  Frank Sinatra released the reprise album Sinatra Sings Days of Wine and Roses, Moon River, and Other Academy Award Winners in 1964. Andy Williams adopted it already in 1963, Tony Bennett in 1966, The Dream Syndicate in 1982 and Oscar Petersen in 2005 Piano Moods.

We at Montau de Sadurní are empirically adopting this subject since 2008; based on our observation, understanding and theoretical knowledge. Todays ‘days of wine and roses’ came to be known as Enotourism; the accessible experience of wine terroir and are offered by numerous wineries with adequate premises, all over the world. I personally prefer to use the more embracing description Wine and Cava Gatherings for that is what we actually do when we receive groups of aficionados. The showing of the cellar and the process of winemaking are one part but the highlight is certainly the tasting which we have rounded up to an amusing gathering.

We like to entertain our guests with anecdotes from the winery and we also like to listen to their singular stories. In this sense we sit together, talk wine, talk culture, eat, taste and drink the wine that we make. We chat, we exchange twitter accounts and we happen to follow each other later on.

In a way we revive the days of wine and roses with a slight difference: ours always has a happy ending!

Pictures from our last wine and cava gathering

Cava TastingA cava after the viewing

Pica PicaFood & Wine Pairing

Gros and the girlsAfter effects

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