Codorniu Cuvée Barcelona 1872 NV $31 ★★★½Cuvee barcelona

Soft, chalky, seashell-like aromas merge with lemon and white peach to make this a lovely example of Spanish cava which is super-delicate in the mouth.  Made from macabeu, xarello and parellada grapes and weighing in at a demure 11.5% alc, it’s a lipsmackingly light and crisp sip that’s just perfect served ultra-cold on a sweaty day. For stockists visit