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Catalan cava takes on French champagne

Winegrowers want to reposition cava, whose name is derived from the Catalan word for cellar, by building on the strength gained during Spain's economic downturn.

Sant Sadurni d’Anoia, Spain

AFTER decades of rising exports, producers of Catalan cava are brimming with confidence and have their eyes set on taking on the "king" of sparkling wine - French champagne.

Cava, which is produced in the Alt Penedes region of north-eastern Spain, an