The NV Cava, Casa Del Mar Blanc de Blanc has 12% alcohol, cost under $18, and scored 16+ points on the Dionysian scale of a possible 20 (Our + sign means a 0.5)

Mineral, dry, citrus notes and tiny bubbles.Made from three white grapes, the wine is for receptions, opening courses, and afternoon sipping with sea-salted almonds.

Cava is made in the bottle you pour it from and made the same way “real” Champagne is made. This Cava is one of Penedes, Espana’s best buys.

Straw in color and tasty, this Brut leaves a dry, refreshing mouth feel. I enjoy Cava all the time, and I don’t get enough of this one. I brought it back from Spain, but it’s now imported by HB Wine Merchants of New York. In Vino Veritas.