In 2015, I spent a few months in Barcelona, Spain. Many friends from Lebanon visited during my time there. Afternoon glasses of cava became the bonding ritual. Olives, cava, chips, cava, pan con tomate, cava. Now, my friends and I are scattered across the globe. Every new glass of bubbles - be it Champagne, pet-nat, Prosecco, or any other form of sparkling gold - makes me think of all the things I wish I could share with them if we were together.