Newsletter November 2019

Las Rotas October 2019The October tasting at the MR Hotel, Les Rotes, Denia was attended by 63 members and guests enjoying a beautiful location, excellent food and a very interesting talk by Rafa Poveda Director of the MG Wine Group.

Full details of this tasting can be found on the website by clicking here

In early October 36 members enjoyed the Autumn Wine Trip to Utiel Requena with great weather and good wines and were able to watch at close quarters the wine harvest in the bodegas visited.

A full report is available by clicking here

November Wine Tasting – A New Venue

This wine tasting will be held at a new venue  on Thursday November 21 at Restaurante Canali, Carrer Benitachell 91, 03730 Javea.

This restaurant has changed hands over the past year and is located next to La Massena which is known to most members.The new owners are very keen to receive us and, following very good reports we have decided to try this venue.

Restaurante  Ca La Iaia has been in the past our November venue but for various reasons we are using an alternative restaurant.

We have Sue Blewett to thank for finding this restaurant in her role as Venues and Menus organiser, so we will be interested in your views. We are looking for interesting restaurants to have as new venues so that we can ring the changes where necessary.

The November tasting should be an interesting evening focussed on wine developments as seen in the eyes of a progressive retailer here on the Costa Blanca.




Ensalada Mediterranea con Quinoa

Mediterranean Salad with Quinoa

Pastel de Salmon y Salsa Rosa

Salmon tart and pink sauce

Tempura de langostinos

Prawn Tempura


Medallones de solomillo ibérico con salsa mostaza

Iberian Sirloin Medallions with Mustard Sauce

Bacalao a la Vizcaina

Cod from Bay of Biscay



Mousse de Chocolate


(Price 35€ for Members and 40€ for Guests)


The Member and Guest Booking System

It has been decided to change the booking system to make it easier when members are inviting guests.

If you are bringing guests Penny will confirm guest places after 12 noon on Friday 8th November and bookings will close at 12.00 noon on FRIDAY 15th November. 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.

Reminder – December 2019 – Our Christmas tasting December 5th

I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at Restaurante Canali, next month.

Maureen Holliday, President