January 2018

Dear Members

I hope you have had a pleasant Christmas 

December Tasting

The final meeting of the Society each year is traditionally not a tasting but a Christmas celebration during which good food and wine is enjoyed, but not marked, in a party atmosphere. I welcomed 58 members to the tasting at the Restaurant Nau Nau in the Jávea Club Nautico and having chosen the wines for the evening introduced each one in turn.    At the end of the meeting, I announced the winners of the Wine Taster of the year.   In first place was Renate Pluis, in second Andrew Johnson and third Keith Pacey.   A prize was also given to Gillian Ashworth and Hugh Epsom for being the only people who made a 100% attendance of the tastings throughout the year.   Full details of the evening and the wines presented can be found on the web site under “Wine Tastings – Recent Tastings” or by clicking on December Tasting.


The Annual General meeting of the Costa Blanca Wine Society will be held at 6.30pm on Thursday 18th January in La Senia, Hotel Nou Roma, Denia. All members are invited to attend.   An agenda will be posted on the website in advance of the meeting and you will be advised when it has been posted.
At the meeting I will stand down as President. The current Vice President, Paul Nicholls, has indicated his willingness to stand for election as President potentially creating a vacancy for a Vice President.
Our secretary, Debbie Theophilus, has also indicated that she will stand down at the AGM.  We are therefore seeking nominations for:

2.Vice President – should the current position holder be voted in as President

Nominations or offers to stand for any of these posts will be welcomed and should be submitted to the secretary (debbietheo@me.com) by Thursday 28th December 2017. Any offer or nomination submitted will be acknowledged to confirm receipt.

Membership Renewal

It is Membership renewal time. If you have not already paid please make your payment of 20€ per person to our bank account at : BBVA Bank .A/c No. 08504414    IBAN: ES77 0182 3216 6302 08504414    BIC Code: BBVAESMM Account name: Costa Blanca Wine Society.   Please be sure to write your name (not what it is) in the “concepto” box otherwise we do not know who has made the payment. We know it is a Sub by the amount.   Alternatively, you can pay in cash to Tony Cabban on January 18th.   Remember subscriptions are required to be paid by the end of January

January Tasting 

The January Tasting is a members only tasting and  will be held at La Senia, Hotel Nou Roma, Denia at 7.30 pm immediately following the AGM.   The wines to be tasted will be presented by the newly elected President.

Reservations and choice of main course please to: Penny Floodgate Tel: 965794996 or email:  pennyfloodgate@gmail.com.  Reservations must be received no later than the deadline 12.00 noon on Friday 12th January 2018. Penny will always confirm receipt of your booking


Para compartir 

Pan con “all i oli” 

Ensalada verde 

Canelón de pato confitado 

Roca volcánica de bacalao con césped 

de wakame y lava de pimiento chile  

Plato principal 

Aguja de angus a baja temperatura 

Salmón croute 

Postre casero  

Cost 30€ per member.

Wishing you a Very Happy New year and look forward to seeing you in January.

John Sloggie, President