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a Spanish sparkling wine produced by a method similar to that used for champagne
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from Spanish
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  • Like the French Crémants, cava is made using the traditional Champagne method.

    Beyond Champagne Sophie Menin December 28, 2010
  • Maccabeo provides cava with its body; Xarel-lo lends notes of earth; and Parellada imparts a touch of ripe apples.

    Beyond Champagne Sophie Menin December 28, 2010
  • Also on my “must” list: BLT Steak, DC Coast, Oval Room and cava.

    Fresh Picks Robert Irvine January 12, 2011
cava in Medicine

cava ca·va (kā'və)
See vena cava.

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