I won't comment about the manufactured media scandal of the Queen of the Cava toasting to the New Year with a beer brand because I find it as stupid and dull as the beauty pageants of the sort the have crowned this girl.
However, there are som 'intellectuals' who, for some reason, feel that this controversy is important enough to make a pronouncement on the matter. For example, Josep Maria Fonalleras i Codony, who, on the pages of El Periódico de Catalunya shares his opinion, making very clear in the second paragraph whose side he's on:
Frankly, I agree with the anger of the Cava sector. Beer deserves high respect, and I understand that a toast like this is totally legitimate and often as emotional (or more) than the one we make from the champenoise method, but two friends with two bottles of beer in their hands are rather celebrating a victory in an indoor football championship or an after work with tapas. But not a New Year.How improper! Can you believe that? Only a social troglodyte could even think of toasting to such a momentous, significant event like the New Year with something as pedestrian and proletarian like beer. The nerve! Such an affront to tradition and good manners shouldn't go unpunished.
PS: You know what's the worst thing here? That this bloke is being paid to write bullshit like this.