Newsletter October 2019

Hello Everyone 

The first dinner after our summer break was held at La Senia Restaurante at Hotel Nou Roma in Denia with 50 of our members and guests attending.

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

October Wine Trip 

The autumn one night Wine Trip is now ready to depart Javea on 7th  October and 36 of our members can look forward to an interesting time. A full report will be available on the website after they return and it leaves me to just hope they have some lovely weather while they are there. They will be visiting 3 bodegas in the DO Utiel Requena where some top quality wines will no doubt be tasted and purchased!

 Change to 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 2 weeks prior to the tasting. So, for the October tasting, guest places will be confirmed after 12 noon on Friday 4th October. Any bookings taken after this (for members and guests) will be subject to availability. Bookings will close as usual the Friday before the tasting which, for this month, is 12.00 noon on FRIDAY 11th October. 

Any cancellations after the deadline will still require payment to be made for you and/or your guests.   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.

October Wine Tasting

Rafa Poveda MG Wines

Rafa Poveda MG Wines

This wine tasting will be on Thursday 17th at Hotel Les Rotes, Denia. In my absence Tim Fawle will be hosting the visit of Rafa Poveda from the MG Wine Group. Rafa is a Director of this group and will presenting some of the best wines from their bodegas.

This group was formed with the entrepreneurial idea of bringing together unique bodegas, which are all different, into one group and using their expertise to develop great winesThe group is made up of wineries with a Mediterranean nature that pertain to different Designation of Origin (Alicante, Bullas, Bierzo and Vinos de la Tierra de Castilla), and together comprise a total of 180 hectares of vineyards.

Those members who were on the Autumn Wine Trip in Alicante Province will remember Rafa who, as many ladies commented, is a Kevin Kostner “look-alike”. Rafa travels extensively for the group and is a regular writer in the wine press.

We hope you can attend this tasting in what, promises to be an informative and interesting evening.

The cost is €35 for members and €40 for guests.




Surtido de nuestros mejores panes artesanos

Assortment of artisan bread

Ensalada de atun marinado con tartar de tomate Raff

Marinated tuna salad with Raff tomato tartare

Roast beef con frutos rojos y crema de queso manchego

Roast beef with berries and manchego cheese cream

Crema de setas con ravioli de fruta

Mushroom cream with truffle ravioli

Sorbete de la Casa – homemade sorbet


Bacalao con salsa de pimientos rojos con brunoise de verduras

Codfish with paprika sauce and vegetable

Muslos de pollo confitados en salsa de naranga

Confit chicken thighs in orange sauce


Tatin de manzana asada con helado de vainilla

Roasted apple pie with vanilla ice cream

Reminder –2019 – Our last two tasting dates are November 21st and December 5th. The 2020 dates are now on the website.

Best regards,

Maureen Holliday, President