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Thursday January 16 – Restaurante Abiss, Calpe
AGM Tasting hosted by members of the Committee and new President.
Thursday February 20 – Restaurante La Senia, Denia
The role of the Sommelier in a Michelin Star restaurant.
With the General Manager of Bon Amb, a well known Michelin star restaurant in Javea, we have secured their cooperation in organising an interesting evening. This is the first time we have had a Sommelier present to us and I have high expectations of an informative evening.
Thursday March 19 – New Venue! Restaurante Los Amigos, Javea.
This venue has had excellent reports from members.
John Davis, Wine Expert, London
John Davis, who has presented to us on several previous occasions has a solid background in the wine industry encompassing top-of-the-range wine trading, wine list management and advice, wine tastings, wine cellar stocktaking & auditing. He is the U.K. representative for a number of European wine estates and is President of The Association of Wine Cellarmen [member since 1967]. He will be giving us an informative presentation on how blends of the same grape varieties produce different results throughout the DO’s of Spain.
Thursday April 16 – Restaurante Canali, Javea
We are returning to this restaurant which we visited for the first time in November when the general consensus was very positive.
Meet Andrew Black from Bordeaux – MEMBERS ONLY
Andrew is based in Bordeaux and has spent 30 years in the wine business there. He is a Wine Educator and Journalist and teaches English to the directors of many famous bodegas and also translates wine courses and information to them. He has also extended this to Spain where again he is involved with many bodegas here.
At this tasting Andrew will introduce some interesting Bordeaux wines and may surprise us with comparisons between French and Spanish wines.
I have expectations that Andrew could be a good partner for CBWS and in our initial meeting and mail he has already come up with 10 good subjects for future tastings.
Wine Trip to Mallorca May 3 to May 6
The Wine trip this year will visit Mallorca where there are some excellent bodegas producing quality wine. In total 30 people are participating and we are looking forward to an enjoyable time.
Thursday May 21 – Restaurante Punta Negra, Denia
This is a favourite spacious venue in an idyllic setting.
Meet Mario Ruiz from Bodegas Marques de Arviza
Mario is an interesting winemaker working for his family business who have wineries producing quality wine in Rioja, Rueda, Rias Baixas and Valencia. Apart from winemaking he travels extensively in China and the US promoting their wines.
Thursday June 18 – Puerto Blanco, Calpe,
The South African Connection, how do the South Africans organise their Wine Groups?
A first hand explanation from member Bill Ingram followed by an interesting presentation from a visiting South African winemaker, Jeremy Walker, Director of Grangehurst Wines based in Stellenbosch, Western Cape.
Thursday September 17 – La Senia, Denia
In house event To Be Decided
Tuesday October 6th (pending confirmation) Autumn Wine Trip
Overnight visit to a local wine region visiting 3 bodegas
Thursday October 15 – Punta Negra, Denia
Meet Eduard Morell of Bodega Vinyes del Terrer from Tarragona
Eduard will be presenting his selection of high quality wines which always achieve good points with Parker and Peñin
Thursday November 19 – Restaurante Al Bordo, Club Nautica, Javea
In house event To Be Decided
Thursday December 10 – Restaurante Canali, Javea
President’s evening and Christmas event MEMBERS ONLY
We always try to stick to the venues and presentations listed but occasionally we have to change if matters are outwith our control. Please do not arrive at tastings prior to19.30hrs.