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Cava given a boost by Spanish loving Camino new bar

Cava is one of the world’s most successful sparkling wines, but it suffers from a poor reputation amongst the wine cognoscenti. But a new bar specialising in Spanish sparkling wine is aiming to improve its image. The bar is called Copa de Cava and is in the vaults of Camino St Pauls, one of the Camino chain of Spanish restaurants. It will open on 20 May, serving 28 Cavas by the bottle.

Copa de Cava is modelled on the bodegas of Penedés’ Sant Sadurnî, the centre of Spanish Cava production. It will be a sister bar to Camino in London’s Canary Wharf, Monument and Kings Cross – whose neighbouring sherry bar, Bar Pepito, won Time Out magazine’s Best New Bar 2010. The Camino chain hopes to do for Cava what Pepito has done for Sherry in reinventing its image.