The typical Spanish caña y tapa (beer and a bite) has found a rather more sophisticated cousin: champagne. Whether traditional or designer style, the establishments dedicated to this luxury drink are all the rage. Champagne is the perfect liquid companion to a lazy Sunday afternoon, or to accompany the moody music at a traditional jazz club. In Madrid there are bars designed specifically for embibing this liquid gold; in Barcelona, the exquisite custom comes in a "champagne and a snack" version, and the bubbly companion makes a frequent appearance at musical evenings. Whatever the details, the golden bubbles transport us to a carefree world of glamour. Take note and raise a glass to "the taste of the stars" invented by Pierre Perignon.
Madrid's leading champagne cafe
Address: Barbara de Braganza, 8.
Phone: +34 913 10 52 35.
Art & champagne
Address: Infantas, 19.
Phone: +34 902 87 61 36.
Address: Pl. de la Lealtad, 5.
Phone: +34 917 01 67 67.
The glamour de Bogart, the rhythm of jazz
Address: Bonavista, 6.
Phone: +34 932 37 63 99.
Chapagne and Spanish ham
Address: Reina María Cristina, 7.
Phone: +34 933 10 08 39.
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