June 2018 Newsletter

Dear Members herewith the Newsletter for June.                                               

May Tasting

I welcomed 56 members and guests to the May tasting at Punta Negra, MR Les Rotes, Denia.  The speaker was Nani Ramon a member of the family who own and run Bodega Edetària and he introduced a selection of six of their wines.  The Society visited this bodega on last year’s May wine trip and were very impressed with their wines and l felt that they deserved introducing to a wider audience in the society.   This rather boutique bodega claims to be the “winery of reference in Terra Alta”. It was established in 2003 with 30 hectares, now expanded to 50 and has been in the family for four generations.   A more detailed report on the tasting can be found on the web site under “Tastings – Recent Tastings” or by clicking on May Tasting.


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Venue Change

Members may wish to note that the tasting on the 18th October will now be held at Punta Negra, MR Les Rotes, Denia and not Restaurant Abiss, Calpe

June Tasting

As is traditional the June tasting will take place at Puerto Blanco on the 21st June, when one of our members and a former Society president, Andrew Johnson will be presenting his selection of wines.

Please remember that the booking deadline is now the FRIDAY before the tasting.  If you have to cancel after the deadline you will still have to pay! Reservations and choice of main course please to: Penny Floodgate Tel: 965794996 or email pennyfloodgate@gmail.com.   Reservations must be received no later than the deadline 12.00 noon on Friday 15th June. Penny will always confirm receipt of your booking.  If you have made a reservation and do not receive a confirmation from Penny you are not booked, so in that case please check with her.


Cava Reception

Bread from our oven

STARTERS to share:

Celery cream with truffled egg

Smoked trout with spicy horseradish sauce

Stuffed mushrooms gratin with cheese and piquillo sauce



Hake loin with chervil sauce, shallots and cider


Duroc pork tenderloin with vegetables and pepper sauce

Special dessert of the house

Water & Coffee

Cost 35€ per member 40€ for guests

I regret I will not be able to join you for this tasting and the evenings proceedings will be run by Andrew Johnson.   I hope you will enjoy it.

Paul Nicholls, President