Regardless of the duration of your stay in Barcelona, be it just a weekend or a whole year, you will undoubtedly be offered a glass of cava.
The sparkling wine is one of Spain’s biggest exports and arguably Barcelona’s most famous drink. In fact, 95% of all cava is produced in the Penedès region of Catalonia. The drink, made from either white or black (rose) grapes, is often mistaken as being a cheaper alternative to Champagne or Prosecco. However, the three sparkling wines do not necessarily differ in quality at all, and differ only in where they are made – and I can tell you that around Barcelona, cava is definitely not regarded as inferior!