January 2014

CHRISTMAS FUNCTION – Parador Jávea 12 Dec 2013

After an absence of 6 years, the Society met again at the Parador in Jávea to celebrate their Christmas function, the last function of the year.   Unlike the previous 9, this was not a tasting but just enjoyment of good food and wine.   However it was the occasion for prizes to be presented for the Wine Taster of the year, based on scores members achieved during those previous 9 tastings.   The winners were:

               1st Andrew Johnson, our current President

               2nd Keith Pacey, Past President

               3rd a tie between, Renate Pluis and Per Ramvall

Definitely a Presidents benefit!   Congratulations to the winners.   Andrew Johnson then presented some personal prizes.   Full details of the event with photographs are on the Society’s web site www.costablancawinesociety.com, click on this or the “Recent Tastings” tab.

 JANUARY MEETING – Thursday January 16th at La Senia Restaurant,

Hotel Nou Roma, Av. del Cid 3 y Calle Nueva 28, CP 03700 Denia

We are introducing a new style of evening, which we call “Whose wine is it anyway?” This is a Call my Bluff or Liars Club manner of event. Each of our 5 wines will be presented by 3 different “bluffers”. The members attending will be invited to vote for which they think is telling the truth. And before you score each wine the reality will be revealed. There will certainly be wine that you should recognise. But there might also be some new labels. We are limiting attendance to accommodate us comfortably inside at La Senia. As a result, this will be a members only event.

MENU

Aperitivo de bienvenida

Para compartir

Pan casero con tomate

Ensalada verde

Capricho de brick

Ravioli de rabo de toro

Buñuelos de bacalao

Plato principal

Paletilla de cordero con patatas

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Pescado de lonja con su guarnición

                                                                    Postre a elegir

Coulant de chocolate

Price   –   Members only €30.00     

Reservations and Choice of Main Course, please to: PENNY FLOODGATE Tel.  965794996   or email pennyfloodgate@gmail.com   

Reservations no later than the deadline 12.00 noon on Friday 10th January, cancellations and no shows after the deadline are liable for payment. Penny will always confirm your booking. If you do not receive confirmation from Penny then you are not booked in.     

 

Seating     will be allocated by a draw from the bag.

Therefore     there is no need for early arrival to secure your places.

THE     DOORS WILL OPEN AT 19.30.

This     will allow the committee to arrange seating and tables.

OUT OF CONSIDERATION FOR OTHER     ATTENDEES, MEMBERS ARE EXPECTED TO RESPECT THE TABLE NUMBERS DRAWN.

 

LATE CANCELLATIONS AFTER THE FRIDAY DEADLINE TO PENNY FLOODGATE  Tel.    965794996 or Penny’s email address ONLY, and NOT directly to the restaurant.

2014 WINE TRIP

The 2014 Wine Trip will take place from the 5th to 9th May, when the Society will visit Ribera del Duero.   Full details of the trip together with the booking arrangements are given on the Society’s web page www.costablancawinesociety.com by clicking on this or under the Trips section.

YOUR OPINION COUNTS

To help our continual improvement of venues and menus please consider and complete the attached brief questionnaire to help us understand your views of the tastings in 2013. Once completed please return directly to Hugh & Gillian at gillianandhugh@gmail.com, BEFORE the January tasting. Thank you in advance for your help.

SUSCRIPTIONS 2014 – A REMINDER

If you have not already paid your subscription for the new year please arrange to transfer the money into the society’s bank account –

BBVA  ES77 0182 3216 6302 08504414    by 31st December.

We currently have a waiting list of people who would like to become members. Several of our members have not attended for a very long time and others with changed circumstances may not wish to continue their membership. If you do not wish to remain a member please advise David at davidjpierson@hotmail.co.uk as soon as possible.

Your co-operation with this will be very much appreciated.

With good wishes for the New Year,

Andrew Johnson

President                  Andrew@JohnsonsUK.com           Tel: 96 583 2111