When Freixenet, the Spanish cava producers, got in touch to ask if I wanted to have a party on them, and share the results on my blog, I nearly fell off my chair. Talk about my dream job! Then they told me they also wanted to include the chance for my readers to win enough cava to keep their wedding rocking well into the wee hours and I almost did a backflip!
Now I’m no wine snob, but I’m not going to lie to you, I initially thought there must be some kind of catch. When it comes to fizz I know what I like, and more importantly what I don’t like. What if it was horrible? Would I have to fib my way through this post and tell you otherwise..? But I need not have worried. When we cracked open the Cordon Negro, their flagship product, and took a sip, we were all suitably impressed.
It was smooth and refreshing. We actually drank it in with a BBQ and it went perfectly with the sunshine and good times! If you want me to get all technical, it’s “medium-bodied with a palate of apple, pear and bright citrus flavours with a moderately long finish and a touch of ginger”… Clearly those are their words not mine, but there you go!
At our party we had individual mini bottles and one giant magnum (oh yes!). I love the matte black finish, and the gold branding was actually what gave me the idea for the theme of our table. I wanted pink in there (obviously) with hints of gold and a splash of rainbow for good measure.
Sophie helped me ombre glitterfy the champagne glasses (I’ll be posting a DIY tutorial soon!) and the confetti came from B-Triz Collection. As placecards I bought these sweet mini love notes from Studio 9. The cute little sugar swizzle sticks were from Whittard.
Everyone commented how this table set up would be from the most fun wedding ever! I mean, anyone who’s willing to carpet each table in confetti is going to have a totally kickin’ wedding don’t ya think?
HAHA I totally just noticed Sophie, Emma and me reflected in the spoon. Hiiiii!
Enter to win!
Fancy trying it for yourself? Well, Freixenet is hosting a facebook contest where six winners will each win 125 mini bottles + 1 memory magnum of Cordon Negro!! Each week one winner will be chosen and announced via their page. Simply head over to their All Love Sparkles Sweepstakes page and register to enter. You only need to do so once and every person who does gets a chance to win on every draw.
Ts & Cs
♥ Six winners will win 125 mini bottles + 1 memory magnum of Cordon Negro by Freixenet.
♥ Contest is open only to legal U.S. residents, aged 21 or over.
♥ Winners will be selected every Friday beginning March 24th and ending May 2nd 2014, and announced on the Freixenet facebook page.
♥ The prize may not be exchanged or transferred and no cash alternative will be offered.
♥ Liability cannot be accepted for entries which are lost in transit or not received due to technical difficulties.
♥ Any decision taken by the promoter is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
♥ No purchase necessary.
♥ Full Ts and Cs available via the Freixenet wedding sweepstake Facebook page.