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    Tasting Report May 2024

    CBWS Tasting held on 16/05/24 at Denia Yacht Club, and attended by 46 members and 8 guests. A presentation of 5 wines from Bodega San Isidro, Jumilla.  Wines were presented by Antonio Lopez, Commercial Manager and Julien Bodin, Export Manager Wine 1 Name and Vintage Celia Verdejo, 2023 Price per bottle €5.99/5.36* Wine 1 Description Bright pale yellow with greenish hints.  Bold nose with the presence of fruit aromas, stone fruits, citrus notes, and rich nuances of menthol and aniseed.  Elegant on the palate with volume and persistence.  Well integrated and fresh acidity Wine 2 Name and Vintage Celia Rosado, Monastrell. 2023 Price per bottle €5.99/5.36* Wine 2 Description Delicate pink salmon colour.  Intense and…

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    Next Trip October 2024

    Our Autumn trip is expected to be on October 8th and 9th. We expect to have further details in July and will be in touch with all our members when arrangements are in place. If you wish to have a look at the report from the May 2024 trip please click here

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    Trip report May 2024

    All 33 participants were on board the “wine bus” at 8.30 sharp on Tuesday 7th May for the trip to Costers del Segre in the Province of Lleida in Catalunya. We were headed to the small town of Balaguer, the capital of the Noguera region.  It is located beside the river Segre, a tributary of the Ebro, which gives its name to the DO.  The town was re-conquered from the Moors in 1106 by the Count of Urgell and its historic centre is one of the few that have retained the original Moorish plan with the market place being the largest porched square in Catalunya. After a stop for breakfast we moved…

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    Newsletter May 2024

    Dear members Our April Tasting, hosted by Tim and Sandy Fawle, saw us return to Ca La Iaia restaurant in Moraira for the first time in several years. A total of 52 of us (including 3 new members and 5 guests) enjoyed a great evening. Tim and Sandy presented a really interesting selection of wines from Castilla y Leon sourced from A Catarlo Todo in Teulada. (See the Tasting Report for more details.) Our May Tasting will be hosted by Fergus and Joan Fitzpatrick at Real Club Nautico in Denia on 16 May.  This is a new venue for us, with impressive views over the Marina and located on Denia seafront…

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    Tasting report April 2024

    CBWS Tasting held on 18/04/24 at Ca La Iaia, Moraira and attended by 52 members and guests Wines from Castilla y Leon presented by Tim and Sandy Fawle.  We tasted 5 wines from different DO’s in this region.  Castilla y Leon is one of the most important wine regions in Spain which includes 9 DO’s as well as many Vinos de la Tierra.  Red wines, and the Tempranillo grape are unquestionably king but white and rosado wines are also highly rated.  Wine 1 Name and Vintage La Caprichosa 2022, Palacio de Bornos, DO Rueda. €8.00 Wine 1 Description Penin 90 points.  This wine is produced from verdejo grapes in a special vineyard with more than 30 year old vines.  Careful elaboration…

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    Tasting Report March 2024

    CBWS Tasting held on 21/03/24 at Los Amigos, Javea and attended by 55 members and guests. An open tasting of five wines presented in a “Pour my Bluff” format where each TRUE wine was presented with two alternative BLUFF wines by a team of three presenters and the members needed to decide who was presenting the real wine. Regina Viarium Godello – 2020 €12.50 100% godello from a D.O. that’s only been around since 1996 6h maceration, inox fermentation + 6 months on lees in oak barrels Yellow fruit aromas (slightly gummy). Rich flavours with a bitter citrus pith note Broad, textured and powerful with great length revealing dried fruit     Sierra Cantabria…

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    Newsletter April 2024

    Dear Members Our March Tasting at Los Amigos in Javea was enjoyed by over 50 members and guests. Led by Tony and Gro Salter and assisted by Tim Fawle, the three amigos each gave a plausible explanation of each of five wines, but only one of them was telling the truth. Each table group had to analyse their descriptions (guess) which was the correct wine, with prizes to the winning table. A great evening, enjoyed by attendees at what is now becoming one of our favourite venues. A full report can be found here. I am delighted to announce that Helen Granville has agreed to become our Acting Vice President.…

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    Newsletter March 2024

    Dear Members Our February Tasting was held at Javea Golf Club and was attended by 48 members and guests. We had an excellent presentation from Eduard Morell, owner of Vinyes del Terrer winery in Catalunya. His wines are an excellent reflection of the terroir on which his winery is based, 2 kilometres from the Mediterranean with calcareous soils from the ancient fragments of sea shells and limestone rock. We have separately written to all members to offer the opportunity to buy the wines tasted at excellent discounted rates. A full report on the tasting can be found here During the month we launched our new public Facebook page with the…

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    Tasting Report February 2024

    CBWS Tasting held on 15/2/24 at Javea Golf Club This month’s tasting was hosted by Neville and Sara Richardson. The wines were all from the Catalunya winery of Vinyes del Terrer and were presented by the winery owner Eduard Morell. The main vineyards are in the village of Vila-seca, 2 kilometres from the Mediterranean. The soil, called Lumaquela is unique to this area, being calcareous due to the abundance of marine fossils, carbonate and limestone, and gives the wines minerality. All grapes are handpicked and subject to a careful selection process Blanc del Terrer 2022 Macabeo grape. €5.08  (€30.48 for a case of 6 bottles) A really good quality fresh white…