Newsletter December 2019

December Newsletter

The November tasting at the Canali Restaurante in Javea was attended by 55 members and guests.

This was the first time we had used this restaurant, but its reputation was good and well-founded!  The venue was good, easy to find and had adequate parking.

We were made very welcome by the owner and her staff.  They provided excellent food and it was accompanied by a variety of wines, very well presented by Thamar Kolsteran from Casa del Vino wine shop in Javea, known to many of you. Here is the result of our wine scoring with the price of each wine and our average scores per wine.


Full details of this tasting will be found on the website shortly.


December Wine Tasting – DECEMBER 5

This tasting will be held at Restaurante A Bordo (formerly Nau Nau), Club Nautica, Javea Marina. Please note the earlier date due to Christmas.  This is our Christmas tasting with wines we have tasted throughout the year. Gentleman are invited to wear black tie or a suit and the ladies in their usual smart attire.  We will also be presenting the Wine Taster of the Year award.  This is a fun evening with free seating for Members Only so book early to ensure your place.



Ensalada Mixta – Mixed Salad


Alcachofas – Artichokes

Gambon en Tempura con Guacamole – Prawn in Tempura with Guacamole



Lubina al Hojadre al Pedro Ximenez

Seabass with Puff Pastry by Pedro Ximenez

Pato a la Naranja Sobre Compota de Manzana

Orange Duck on Apple Compote



Price 35€ for Members

Member Booking for December

We have very little time to confirm the numbers to the restaurant for this month. Please note the timescales below.

Penny will confirm your place after 12 noon on Sunday 1st December when bookings will close. If maximum numbers are reached, then places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

If you have to cancel after the deadline you will still have to pay!   Reservations and choice of main course please to: Penny Floodgate Tel: 965794996 or email: pennyfloodgate@gmail.comPenny will always confirm receipt of your booking.  If you have made a reservation and do not receive a confirmation from Penny you are not booked, so in that case please check with her.


Important Notice – January 16th – Wine Tasting Meeting and AGM

At this meeting we hold the AGM. Again it is a members only meeting at which we elect the President and Vice President for 2020.

We currently have a vacancy for the Vice President and we are looking for someone to take on this role. We have thought that maybe this role could be shared between two or more people if no one candidate comes forward.

Please do consider if you could make a contribution to the running of the Society. The Committee works as a team and jobs are shared when needed. It is a fun place to be working with a proactive group, so your offer would be very well received!

And another notice ……

This is the time of year when we collect annual subscriptions for 2020 membership.

This is 20€ per person, no increase in price for this year.  You can pay at the next meeting or direct to the bank.

Our Bank details are:

Bank                     BBVA

Account               Costa Blanca Wine Society

IBAN                     ES77 0182 3216 6302 0850 4414.

It is vital that you give your name(s) in your paying-in details – this is variously described as descripción, concepto, referencia, remisión .  There is no need to write “subscription”

Wine Trip to Mallorca May 2020

We currently have 30 members who have signed up for the Trip so we have vacancies for 4 more people. Please contact Sandy Fawle if you would like to join us on this Trip.


I hope as many of you as possible will be able to make our Christmas Special, to round off the year well!

Maureen Holliday, President