January 2019

If things go according to plan at the AGM, this will be my last Newsletter to you as President.

December Christmas Party

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 53 members to the tasting at the Restaurant Nau Nau in the Jávea Club Nautico on 6th December and having chosen the wines for the evening introduced each one in turn.   A more detailed report on the tasting can be found on the web site under “Tastings – Recent Tastings” or by clicking on December Tasting

2019 Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting will be held at 6.30pm on Thursday January 17January 2019 in Hotel Sol y Mar Calpe.  All members are invited to attend.   An agenda will be posted on the website under the heading AGM 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, Maureen Holliday, has indicated her willingness to stand for election as President.   The following positions will also become vacant and are provisionally filled subject to approval from members at the AGM:

Vice President.


Venues & Menus team

Membership Secretary.



The Programme for 2019 will be presented by the new President at the AGM.   In the meanwhile, the dates and venues of our tastings in 2019 is posted on the website under the heading Programme.

Top Ten Wines

The top ten wines tasted in 2018 is now displayed on the website.

January Tasting 

The January tasting will be held immediately after the AGM at the Restaurante Abiss in Calpe which is next door to the hotel Sol y Mar on the 17th January 2019.   This is a members only tasting.

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 11th January.   Penny will always confirm receipt of your booking. 

If you wish to book a room at the Sol y Mar hotel at the Society’s preferential rate, you should use the promotional code CBWSJANUARY.


Centros de mesa para compartir

Ensalada de Salmon Noruego marinado con Eneldo y Miel, Queso fresco de La Nucia y Quinoa roja    

Salteado de Verduras de temporada con Sesamo y Teriyaki, Salsa Yogur “Al Ras el Hanout”

Plata principal, segun su previa eleccion

Pollo de Corral deshuesado y glaseado en su Jugo acompanado de Pure de Apio Bola y Setas Silvestres


Lomo de Merluza de Pincho al vapor acompanado de Pure de Apio Bola y Setas Silvestres


.  Chocolate, ni mas ni menos

Cost 35€ per person

Let me take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy New Year and all the best for 2019

Paul Nicholls, President