• Posts,  Tastings 2024

    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…

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    Newsletter February 2024

    Happy New Year to all of our members. I am delighted to be issuing my first newsletter as your new President. I am grateful to have been elected at the AGM on 18 January and I am looking forward with great enthusiasm to my new role.  In this newsletter I will summarise the AGM, cover in brief the Tasting Dinner which followed and give you a preview of the next two tastings. The AGM was held at the Nou Roma hotel in Denia, a great venue for this meeting and the following dinner. The main business covered at the AGM was as follows;      Tim Fawle in his last duty as…

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    Tasting and AGM January 2024

    CBWS tasting with AGM held on Thursday 18th January at La Senia in Denia and attended by 46 members and guests New President Neville welcomed members and guests to the evening and in particular to three new members. The format for the evening was to taste the favourite wines from 2023. The wines took us on a good tour of Spain. Ceremonia monastrell blanc de noir 202, Vicent Gandia, Alicante €3.95 This wine was tasted in November at Los Amigos Monastrell is known for fabulous rich red wines of alicante/valencia this is a white from red grapes Delightful white, pale yellow, hints of green, aromas of tropical fruits, apricots, apple and pear, full…

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    Tasting and Trip Dates 2023

    2023 Tasting Programme The tastings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month except December which is a week earlier. There are no meetings in July and August Bookings for each tasting open at the beginning of the month of the tasting. Please click here for a link to our online booking page Date. 2023 Venue Event January 19  La Senia, Denia Top 5 Wines scored in 2022 hosted by Tim Fawle February 16 Javea Golf Club Wine Distributor Presentation hosted by Neville and Sara Richardson March 16 Los Amigos, Javea South American Wines hosted by Hugh Epsom and Gillian Ashworth April 20 Republic Lounge, Denia A Paired Tasting with Republic Lounge…

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    Christmas newsletter 2023

    Costa Blanca Wine Society Christmas Newsletter December 2023 Our December tasting is traditionally hosted by the President who chose the wines for the evening.  57 members were booked in to attend this tasting but unfortunately several members were unable to participate due to illness issues. However, 49 members attended in a convivial and relaxed atmosphere at A Bordo Club Nautica, Javea. There was no formal wine scoring and the wines selected were some that we had tasted before and some of the President’s favourites.  There was also an interesting wine activity that was hosted by Sandy Fawle throughout the evening which ensured that every table participated to test their wine knowledge. The…

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    Newsletter January 2024

    You are reminded that the AGM will be held on Thursday 18th January 2023. The original notice issued with the December newsletter is copied below. There is one amendment to the notice which is that nominations for the vacant positions can be made until 11th January (previously 4th January. Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Costa Blanca Wine Society will be held on Thursday, 18th January, 2024 in Restaurant La Senia, Hotel Nou Roma, Denia.  The first call will be at 6pm with the meeting starting at 6.30pm (this is the time for members to arrive and be seated). The meeting is for members only. Guests are welcome to attend the tasting which…

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    Tasting Report December 2023

    Tasting Report December  2023 We did not receive the normal report for this event so it is published as supplied by Tim Fawle. Our December tasting is traditionally hosted by the President who has chosen the wines. We had 57 members due to attend this tasting but unfortunately several members were unable to participate due to illness issues. However, 49 members attended in a convivial and relaxed atmosphere at A Bordo Club Nautica, Javea There was no formal wine scoring and the wines selected were some that we had tasted before and some of the President’s favourites.  There was also an interesting wine activity that was hosted by Sandy Fawle throughout the…

  • Posts,  Tastings 2023

    Tasting November 2023

    CBWS Tasting held on 16/11/23 at Los Amigos, Javea and attended by 58 members and guests President Tim welcomed members and guests to the tasing at a favourite restaurant. He introduced Kathy and Andrew Johnson, tasting team members and hosts for this event. He explained the importance of Spain in global wine production and said that the wines reflect the diversity of the great grape varieties of Spain Andrew explained that the wines for this tasting have been chosen withChristmas festivities in mind and in line with the advice of José Peñin, when he presented to the society. Ceremonia, Monastrell, Blanc de Noir 2021, from Vicente Gandia (Alicante) Monastrell is known for…

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    Newsletter December 2023

    Dear All, Welcome to the December Newsletter. 56 members and guests attended the November tasting at Restaurante Los Amigos in Javea. Tasting team members Andrew and Kathy Johnson hosted this tasting. Andrew explained that the wines had been chosen with Christmas festivities in mind and in line with the advice of José Peñin, when he presented to the Society several years ago. He explained the importance of Spain in global wine production and said that the wines reflect the diversity of the great grape varieties of Spain. A full report on this tasting including photographs will shortly be available on the website. Andrew and Kathy have been members of CBWS…