Newsletter September 2020

Dear (ALL) Members,
I hope this Newsletter finds you well and enjoying life and good wines! 
 
There are various activities to report to you this month.
Autumn Questionnaire 
Many thanks to all of you who responded to this as it has provided valuable feedback and has helped us plan our future under the current circumstances. Here is the summary of the questionnaire:
Members Contacted 110
Replies 91% (100 members)
Members renewing in 2021  93%
Members participating in Zoom Tastings 32%
Instructions to use Zoom 11%
Members interested in joining Home Tastings 35%
Members interested in Restaurant Tastings when restrictions are eased 60%
The level of interest is very encouraging and demonstrates your enthusiasm to keep tasting wines  and it also provides us with a way forward in our planning.
Thank you!
Zoom Tasting September 17
16 members participated on Zoom with Neville Richardson presenting 3 wines, White Rioja, Monastrell and a Manzanilla from Sanlucar. Neville guided us through the characteristics of each wine and grape, highlighting the difference in colour, nose and taste. This was a very interesting insight and provided some learnings for all of us.
Afterwards, there followed a social chat with everyone and the feedback was that it made a very enjoyable evening.
 
Zoom Tasting Thursday October 15 (Always the 3rd Thursday of the month)
I am very pleased to advise you that  Eduard Morell owner of Vinyes del Terrer DO Tarragona will present 3 wines to us on Zoom. Those of you who were on the Wine Trip to Tarrogona will recall we visited this bodega which is next door to Port Aventura and Eduard also came to Denia the following year.
Their wines are excellent so please do your best to take part, you will not be disappointed!
I do need your firm commitment that you will be participating as we have to pre order the wines for the tasting and then arrange for you to collect them from me 
They are:
Blanc del Terrer 2018  6€ per bottle
Terrer d’Aubert 2016 10€ per bottle.
Nus del Terrer 2015 15€ per bottle
Eduard also will give us a special discount if we would like to order after the tasting. There will also be a nominal transport charge.
PLEASE CONFIRM TO ME (timfawle@gmail.com) BY THURSDAY OCTOBER 1st SO I CAN ORDER THE WINE FOR THIS TASTING WHICH WILL THEN BE DELIVERED TO ME FOR YOUR COLLECTION .  It will probably be simpler if you can pay the €31 in cash on collection please, unless you want more bottles.
 
A separate activity is also taking place during the week beginning October 5, which is an “At Home” tasting hosted by several members in their homes. We have had a very good response to this and you will be able to read a report on the website following these events.
You can see that we have begun the autumn with some interesting wine tastings, and we hope that everyone will enjoy some good wines over the next months.  
 
Stay safe and happy wine-tasting!
Tim Fawle,
President