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    Wine Trip May 7-10 2024

    The trip is now Fully Booked with 33 participants Our Autumn trip is expected to be on October 8th and 9th. We will post further information later in the year. DO COSTERS DEL SEGRE The Wine Trip Team this year will be to the DO of Costers del Segre which is in the Province of Lleida in Catalunya. We will be based in 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…

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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…

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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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    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…