After the last turn of the monthly page of the calendar, one of the most endearing and remarkable periods of the whole year begins: the Christmas holidays. During these dates, the tables are filled with family reunions and gatherings of friends and in which curious traditions are carried out, which pair perfectly with Juvé & Camps cavas:
Christmas turkey & Milesimé Blanc de Noirs
Although the turkey arrived in Europe through the first settlers from America, it was the Anglo-Saxons who ended up extending this tradition to December the 25th, starting with the custom of eating it on the fourth Thursday of November (on Thanksgiving Day).
This succulent dish, which presides over the tables of countless homes in Spain, will multiply its flavour if you combine it with this Gran Reserva Brut from Juvé & Camps (a surprising interpretation of the pinot noir grape variety). Its manual harvest process and subsequent gentle pressing prevent the coloration of the must and offer a combination of effervescence and sustained freshness. Its characteristic golden colour and its aroma (amalgamation of white and stone fruits, cherries, honey, toasted bread and citrus), will make your diners fall in love in one of the most important celebrations of the 365 days of the year.
12 grape grains to celebrate New Year’s Eve & Reserva de la Familia
One of the most curious and deep-rooted traditions in Spain is that of eating 12 grapes to the sound of the bells of a large clock, as a symbol to close the year and welcome the next. The grape is historically associated with good fortune and spirituality, so there is no more positive way get in the new year.
The habit dates back to the end of the 19th century, when the chulapos (persons from Madrid from a humble social stratum) met in protest at Puerta del Sol to eat grapes accompanied by the ringing of bells, as a mockery of the bourgeois tradition of drinking champagne and grapes during the New Year’s Eve agape.
Luckily, this tradition has spread and surrounded by our loved ones we can taste the Reserva de la Familia, tremendously seductive, fresh and vibrant. This Gran Reserva Brut Nature cava, initially intended for the exclusive consumption of Juvé family, is now the best-selling cava in the world in its category. After the New Year’s toast, without a doubt, it will invite you to repeat.
Roscón de Reyes & Reserva de la Familia Rosé Centenary
We are in front of the typical dessert for the Three Wise Men Day meal, on January the 6th. In the shape of a ring, its most classic preparations are based on a fine dough, filled with cream, truffle or marzipan. The surface is finished off with pieces of candied fruit, in which red and green colours predominate (they represent the precious stones that the Three Wise Men wore in their capes).
Apart from being an excellent delicacy, a figure is hidden inside that will crown whoever finds it as king of the meeting. The dry bean is reserved for the unfortunate person who must buy the roscón the following year.
This tradition, which dates back to ancient Rome (it was taken to celebrate the Feast of the Slaves, the end of agricultural work and the transition to a new solar cycle), can be paired with a cava that is up to such a great event: Reserva de la Familia Rosé. This cava, a tribute to the 100-year history of Juvé & Camps, is a pioneering bet (made with pinot noir grapes from 30-year-old vines) based on one of the mythical icons of Juvé & Camps, Reserva de la Familia.
Immerse yourself in these three great Christmas moments that you can pair with the high-end cavas from Juvé & Camps. Fill your glasses with joy and excitement during these holidays.