Narsai David: Sparkling Spanish Wines

Freixenet Sparkling Wine

 Narsai David is the KCBS Food and Wine Editor. He has been a successful restaurateur, chef, TV host, and columnist in the Bay Area spanning four decades. You can hear him Saturdays at 10:53am, 12:53pm and 4:53pm, and at 2:53am Sunday on KCBS All News 740AM and 106.9FM.

(KCBS) – KCBS Food and Wine Editor Narsai David reviews what the Spanish call ‘cava’ that are not only delicious but a great value as well. Prices range from $10 to $18.


Narsai Ranks These In Order of Preference:

Segura Viudas Sparkling Spanish wines

Segura Viudas Sparkling Spanish wines (

Segura Viudas ARIA Estate Brut, $14
This one comes in a very exotic bottle like an expensive champagne. It has a nice, yeasty aroma and nice finish on the palate.

Freixenet Cordon Negro, $12
This has a nice fruit and nice finish. It’s a good everyday bubbly.

Segura Viudas Brut Reserva, $10
This one is very fruity with a short, simple finish. Sometimes Bevmo has it on sale for $6. Really hard to believe a wine this good could be sold at such a low price.

Segura Viudas Brut Rose, $10
This is kind of rich and heavy on the palate. Definitely a food wine.

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