• Newsletters 2023

    Newsletter May 2023

    Dear Members Our April tasting saw 45 members and 6 guests at the Republic Lounge Marina de Denia. This beautiful setting was complemented by a paired menu and hosted by Tasting Team members Gordon and Caryl Sellars. The wine selection accompanied some excellent food. A full report can be found by clicking here Prior to the tasting we held an Extraordinary General Meeting of CBWS the purpose of which was to advise the membership that the fiscal address will now be changed to Impley International Lawyers, Avda Palmela 18, Local 6, 03730 Javea, Alicante. They will now hold this address and all official documents required by the Generalitat de Valencia. This…

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    Tasting April 2023

    CBWS Tasting held on 20/04/2023 The Food and Lounge Bar in Denia Marina and attended by 51 members and guests This wine tasting was designed to pair 5 small food dishes to 5 specific wines. As a result of the positive feedback we received last year when hosting a similar format, at this same venue, we decided to repeat this style once again, but with different wines and food pairings. The evening was prepared and presented by Gordon and Caryl Sellars Again in response to some members feedback, we presented lighter wines and they comprised 3 whites, a red and an interesting sherry to accompany the desert course. Raimat Chardonnay…

  • Newsletters 2023

    Newsletter April 2023

    Dear Members Our March tasting saw 50 members and guests tasting South American wines hosted by Tasting Team members Hugh and Gillian Epsom. The venue was Restaurante Los Amigos, Javea who provided excellent food to accompany this tasting . A full report can be found by clicking here We now have a great new-look website which went live on Monday I hope all members will enjoy looking through the detailed content.  You can access it via this link or simply by navigating to cbws.eu Next Tasting April  20, 2023 – 7.30 pm Our next meeting will be a wine tasting and food pairing at Republic Lounge, Marina de Denia, hosted by Caryl…

  • Tastings 2023

    Tasting March 2023

    CBWS Tasting held on 16/03/2023 at Los Amigos, Javea,and attended by 52 members and guests A South American wine tasting hosted by Gillian Ashworth and Hugh Epsom, and assisted by Tim Fawle. The wines included a great Chilean Carménére, an Argentinian Torrontés, and a couple of Malbecs, all from well-established Chilean and Argentinian bodegas from the Valle del Maule in Chile, and the Valle de Uco, Mendoza and Tupungato in Argentina. Santa Digna Sauvignon Blanc 2021, Miguel Torres An excellent Sauvignon Blanc from vines grown in the Valle del Maule in Chile. It exhibits a fresh pale gold color and a harmony of aromas reminiscent of ripe tropical fruits, on a background of apples and…

  • AGM

    AGM January 2023 Minutes

    Costa Blanca Wine Society Minutes of the meeting held on January 19th 2023 at Restaurante La Senia, Denia The meeting was called to order by President Tim Fawle at 18.00.  31 Members attended. Rod & Mary Anderton. Hilary Blackwell-Landis Kathy & Andrew Johnson Alan & Rosemary Murdoch Phil & Eliza Fraser Anders & Tone Kongsgaard Neville & Sara Richardson There were no matters arising from the Minutes of the previous AGM and so these were approved unaltered. Helen Granville (Membership Secretary) reported that we had 131 Members at the start of 2022. During the year sadly four members died. Twenty-two members didn’t renew their membership either due to ill health or…

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    Past Presidents

    Year Name 1992 – 1993 Anton Massell 1994 Peter Baker 1995 Gunter Vahldieck 1996 Ferdinand Welter 1997 Sandra Bond 1998 Antonio Jimenez Clar 1999 Roger Massart 2000 Heinz Fischbacher 2001 Anton Massel 2002 Roger Massart 2003 Tim Ladd 2004 Rod Anderson 2005 Gaby Ferenczy 2006 Tim Ladd 2007 Gaby Ferenczy 2008-2009 Tim Fawle 2010 Rod Anderson 2011 Steve Collins 2012 Keith Pacey 2013 Andrew Johnson 2014 Gordon Sellars 2015 Tim Fawle 2016-2017 John Sloggie 2018 Paul Nicholls 2019 Maureen Holliday 2020-2023 Tim Fawle 2024- Neville Richardson

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    Wine Trip May 2022

    CBWS October Wine Trip May 2022 DO Montsant We first visited the DO of Montsant in 2009 and discovered some excellent wines growing in stunningly beautiful scenery.  Montsant is the youngest DO in Spain having been founded in 2001. It was carved out of the DO of Tarragona and is in a horseshoe shape and almost totally surrounds the DO of Priorat.   It produces high quality wines, mostly reds, with wines approaching the quality of Priorat, but at slightly lower prices. In the last 20 years this region has really developed with new, progressive bodegas and now consists of over 60 bodegas in the DO. 45% of the wine produced is exported to…

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    Trip Report May 2023

    DO Calatayud and Borja May 2023 It is 12 years since we last visited Calatayud and the Wine Society has never organized a visit to Campo de Borja. Calatayud is a city in Aragón, some 90 kms west of Zaragoza and the second largest city in the Province.  The city was founded on the site of a Celt-Iberian settlement by the Romans but the modern town was founded by the Moors around the Ayyub castle around 716 AD.  The name Calatayud comes from the Arabic Qal’at ‘Ayyub – Ayyub’s Fort. The cultivation of vines in this region goes back to the second century BC.  During the Muslim occupation wine production was ceased but began again…

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    Wine Trips since 2000

    Year DO Bodegas Visited Other visits 2024 Do Costers del Segre Clos MontblancLagraveraRaimatCastell de RemeiVinya Els Vilars Balaguer town 2023 DO Calatayud & Camo de Borja San AlejandroAragonesasBorsaoBrecaRaices Monasteria de Piedra 2022 DO Montsant Joan D’AngueraCeller MasroigJosep Grau (tasted wines over lunch)Mas de l’AbundanciaBodega Acustic Lead Mine 2021 No trip (COVID) 2020 Planned trip to Mallorca cancelled (COVID19) 2019 Autumn DO Utiel Requena MustiguilloPago de Tharsys Vera de Estenas  Rio Jucar boat trip 2019 DO Somantano Anadas (Care) (en route)AlodiaSommosViñas del VeroLalanne Alquezar VillageDO Regulador 2018 DO Rueda and Toro Viñas El Regajal, DO Madrid (en route)Hermanos del VilarMocénRejadoradaTeso la MonjaCampo Eliseo (Lurton)Finca Estacada (en route) 2017 Autumn DO Almansa Dehesa…

  • Newsletters 2023

    Newsletter March 2023

    At our February meeting 51 Members and guests enjoyed a very interesting tasting organised by Tasting Team members, Neville and Sara Richardson at the restaurant in Javea Golf Club.  Neville introduced Gonzalo Lainez who is a distributor of unique Spanish wines. Gonzalo presented wines from the region of Castilla y Leon, between the DO’s of Ribera de Duero and Rioja. All those present enjoyed Gonzalo’s amusing style of presentation as well as the informative introduction to these delicious wines.  Members certainly enjoyed them as they have ordered a total of 48 cases The restaurant team provided excellent service and we received very positive comments about this venue, so we will plan…