December 2018

I am sending this newsletter out earlier than usual as the December Christmas function will be earlier in the month, on the first Thursday rather than the third.

November tasting

I welcomed 64 members and guests to Ca La Iaia and introduced the speaker Alejandro Ramos Pezanco the commercial manager from Bodegas Vinicola Real S.L., Rioja.  The Bodega was founded in 1989, by Miguel Ángel Rodríguez in Albelda de Iregua, (south of Logroño) a town with a remarkable history whose roots go beyond the medieval era.   Vinícola Real practices a traditional viticulture, focused on a specialized wine production.   It achieves wines of small quantity but of great quality. The winery also works with organic fertilizers and without chemical treatments.  As Alejandro only spoke Spanish, Tim Fawle provided the translation.   A more detailed report on the tasting can be found on the web site under “Tastings – Recent Tastings” or by clicking on November Tasting


Your membership will be due for renewal by 1st January and is €20 per person. If you wish to renew it in December at the tasting in Restaurant Nau Nau, Tony Cabban will be happy to take your cash and give you a receipt.

If you wish to pay by bank transfer then please do so to CBWS account at the BBVA:
A/c No. 08504414 IBAN: ES77 0182 3216 6302 08504414
Your name does not always show up on the bank statement so please JUST write your SURNAME in the remarks on the transfer. We will know what it’s for by the amount of 20€ per person.

December Tasting Note early date 6th December

The December Tasting will take place on the 6th December (note this is the first Thursday of the month) at the restaurant NAU NAU which is located in the Club Nautico in Jávea. If you are not familiar with the restaurant you can park in the street outside the Club Nautico then enter through the big arched entrance. Turn right and the restaurant is just about 25 metres ahead of you.

This event is our Christmas meeting and there is no bodega presentation but I will choose some nice wines for you!   This is a member’s only function and the dress is Black Tie or dark lounge suit, with appropriate dress for the ladies. Numbers are limited at this venue so please book early.

Reservations and choice of main course please to: Penny Floodgate Tel: 965794996 or email: Reservations must be received no later than the deadline 12.00 noon on Friday 1st December. Penny will always confirm receipt of your booking


Reception with Cava o Vino Blanco


Sopa de Marisco

3 platos para compartir.

Plato Principal

Lubina ala Sal


Entrecote de Buey a la Parrilla


Tarta de Manzana con helado de vainilla.

Cost 35€ per person

I look forward to seeing you at our Christmas Dinner.   If not I wish you all the best for Christmas and New Year and look forward to seeing you at our AGM in January.

Paul Nicholls, President