For those who might still not be aware of it, in January of this year, some of the top Cava producers left the DO:
While this would have seemed to be major, decisive black mark against Cava, it's come to light that the two mega houses of Freixenet and Codorníu will be significantly dropping the already small price they'll be paying for grapes in the upcoming harvest:
There are still some good houses within DO Cava, but you really, really need to look hard for them at this point. As it sits, I just fully overhauled a local restaurant's menu and took out all DO Cava references in favor of Corpinnat and Clàssic Penedès (covered at length on Guildsomm here)
Not sure how others feel about Cava now, taking this into account?
In case anyone wanted to read about the latest developments on this side of Cava Land: www.hudin.com/.../