Drink the Carpe Diem Cava in the Penedes Region of Spain

Carpe Diem. Seize the day. This is a term that I try to live my life by and is one of the main reasons I was traveling all the way to the Penedes region of Spain to taste many of the 50 Great Cavas ranked by Wine Pleasures. So, it was beyond appropriate that when we arrived at MasTinell we were served their Carpe Diem Cava.

Just a subtle reminder 6,000 miles from home.

We drove up to the road to Mas Tinell and were immediately impressed by the modernistic tasting room, stunning views and the sleek hotel architecture. If they pay this much attention making their floors shiny enough to eat off of, then they must take extra special care when making their award winning bubbly.
Mas Tinell Cava in Spain Mas Tinell Cava in Spain

Prior to sipping a little Carpe Diem, we were given a brief tour of the hotel portion of MasTinell, which consists of a quaint 12 rooms.

The sparse, yet cozy rooms had all the necessary modern luxuries, including a soaking tub located in the center of the cava cave inspired window. Bath anyone?
Mas Tinell Cava Bath Tub

It was then time to drink some cava. Finally.

Though there were a few options, I was immediately drawn towards the Carpe Diem. What a surprise. How can a cava named after an awesome way of life possibly be bad? It can’t.
Mas Tinell Carpe Diem Cava

As we were led into the tasting room there was only one thing on my mind, Carpe Diem Cava. It didn’t help that I saw the lilac labeled bottle out of the corner of my eye. Patience.

We tasted a few others before the star of my show came into play.

They poured the pale, straw yellow liquid into my glass, its fine bubbles gradually releasing to the top of the stemmed glass. And then, before being instructed, I seized the day taking a big gulp of Carpe Diem. It was improper tasting etiquette I am sure, but patience may not be my strong suit.

I am certain it lacked even more tact when I requested a photograph of me with the bottle.

After taking a proper sip of the cava I was impressed by it’s smooth and dry taste, and savored all the bubbles that were popping in my mouth.
Mas Tinell Carpe Diem Cava Annette White with Carpe Diem Cava

The only thing better would be if there was a bottle of jammy red wine named Carpe Diem too. And if I were double fisting them both while sitting in that bathtub.

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Disclosure: I was a guest of  Wine Pleasures, but all the words I write come straight from my, sometimes distorted, mind. Just as it should be.




2017-03-09T20:38:17+00:00 March 23rd, 2014|Categories: Europe, FOOD, Spain, TRAVEL|Tags: , , , |

8 Comments

  1. Andi March 24, 2014 at 5:17 am - Reply

    YUM! I looooove cava!!!

  2. Heather March 24, 2014 at 5:45 am - Reply

    How much do I love the exterior of the building?! Bubbles!

    • Annette White March 24, 2014 at 11:44 am - Reply

      Isn’t it amazing? It was so impressive that these windows were the ones in each hotel room.

  3. Hannah March 26, 2014 at 5:18 am - Reply

    We will be in spain soon and we can’t wait to try out the wine! 😀

    • Annette White March 26, 2014 at 9:30 am - Reply

      It is delicious, especially when paired with tapas 🙂

  4. rebecca April 19, 2014 at 5:17 pm - Reply

    all I can think about is drinking some of that in the bathtub!

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