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Gaby proposing a vote of thanks at a recent tasting

Gaby Ferenczy

It is with great sadness that we have to announce that Gaby passed away peacefully on Wednesday 10th July 2019 in Denia Hospital.

Gaby was diagnosed cancer in May but in the usual Gaby way he managed this with reality and a positive approach.

 Over many years Gaby was a major contributor to the success of the The Costa Blanca Wine Society and held several positions as President, Vice President, Website manager, writing reports on tastings and trips and taking photos of our activities. He was also was a very active contributor as part of the Wine Trip team with his late wife Margaret.

We will miss him

Gaby’s funeral will be held at 12.00 on Friday 19th July at Javea Crematorium and afterwards at Le Gourmand Restaurant for tapas and drinks

Appreciating good wines since 1992

The society was founded by Anton Massel a former oenologist who decided he wanted to give wine tasting a wider audience and in 1992 formed the Costa Blanca Wine Society.

A constitution was drawn up which, after several false starts, was signed on the 24th October 2000 and registered with the authorities.   That is still our constitution today.   Articles 4 and 5 of the constitution set out the objectives and activities of the Society which can be summarised as: increasing knowledge and appreciation of Spanish wines through the conduct of meetings, tastings and visits to wine producing centres.   The Society is organised to meet these objectives.

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