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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…

  • Tastings 2023

    Tasting February 2023

    On Thursday evening at Javea Golf Club, we had an excellent tasting evening, attended by 51 members and guests, a really impressive turnout for this time of year.  It was hosted by Sara and Neville Richardson. The wines were presented by Gonzalo Lainez, export manager for Principe de Viana Group, who own and distribute many excellent Spanish wines. He was supported by Jose Blasco, owner of Bodegas Blasco in Teulada. A fuller report on the evening will follow in the monthly newsletter. We tasted five wines.  All of the wines tasted were from the Clunia label. Whilst this producer is based in the lesser known wine region of Castillo y Leon, it…

  • Newsletters 2023

    Newsletter February 2023

    Dear Members Welcome to our February Newsletter. Our first tasting of the year took place at Restaurante La Senia, Nou Roma Hotel, Denia. Prior to our tasting the AGM was held with 31 members attending  The minutes of the AGM will be available on the website by clicking here and if any member who did not attend the meeting would like a copy of the financial report please contact our Treasurer Mike Granville mike@granvillefamily.org A total of 44 members and guests  attended the tasting in the hotel’s La Senia Restaurant    The wines we  tasted were those that had received the most points by CBWS members during 2022.  We plan to start each year…

  • Tastings 2023

    Tasting January 2023

    A total of 44 members and guests  attended the tasting in the hotel’s La Senia Restaurant    The wines we  tasted were those that had received the most points by CBWS members during 2022.  We plan to start each year with a tasting of the highest scoring wines from the previous year and it was interesting to compare how these were scored by members on a second tasting. The tasting of our 2 whites was together as they are the same grape, godello, and achieved the top ratings.   Gargalo Godello 2021  Presented by Tim Fawle This wine was presented in the October tasting of “Whose wine was it anyway” The Gargalo Godello…