U3A Moraira-Teulada Wine Tasting Group

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Wine Tasting News Bulletin - September 2018

Dear Wine Group Member

Welcome to the first bulletin of the new season. We hope that you have all had a good summer and are now looking forward to some cooler autumnal days.

In June, we organised a day trip to Bodegas Castaño in Yecla, where our host was a delightful young lady called Raquel. We had a very informative walking tour of one of the bodega's vineyards, a visit to the winery and a 3-course home-made lunch in the bodega's private dining room, where wines were quaffed in impressive quantities! A visit to the bodega's shop saw the coach loaded up for the homeward journey.

The visit was so successful that we invited the bodega to bring their wines to us, the invitation was keenly accepted and we are pleased to confirm that they will be presenting a selection of their wines to us at the first tasting of the new season on Thursday, 13th September. This will be the first time we have tasted wines from the Yecla region of Spain and we hope that you will give them a warm welcome.

You will have the opportunity of tasting two whites, one rosado and three reds. The bodega is offering the wines at discounted prices, so this will be a good opportunity for you to restock your cellars as, no doubt, your families and friends have helped you deplete your wine stocks over the summer months.

Payments can be done in cash although the bodega would recommend payments with card (to avoid running out of change).

We are now open for bookings so, if you wish to join us for the evening, please email wine.tasting@u3amoraira-teulada.org

Whilst we are happy for you to book on behalf of 2 friends (who must be members of our Wine Group), we will not accept block bookings or reserve tables. Please give the names of all members you are booking in.
  • Venue - Bar Mediterráneo, Teulada
  • Date - Thursday, 13th September 2018
  • Time - Doors open at 5:30 for a 6:00 p.m. start
  • Entrance - 3 euros per person. This will include a raffle ticket.
  • We will provide water and water glasses
  • Please bring your own wine glasses and nibbles
  • Tables are set out for 10 people. This not only helps with serving, but also helps newcomers to mix and feel welcome.
  • Bookings are taken in the order they are received. The maximum number the venue can accommodate is 80. If we are fully booked, then your name/s will be added to the reserve list.
  • You will receive confirmation of your booking by email.
If you have your booking confirmed and then find that you have to cancel, please let us know at once so that we can offer your place/s to other members on the reserve list. It is very disappointing when members who have booked do not have the courtesy to cancel and just do not show up on the evening. For normal wine tasting events, cancellations are taken up to 9:00 a.m. on the day of the tastings. If you cancel after this time or just do not show at the tasting, then you will be liable to pay the 3 euros per person entrance fee.

Likewise, if you are notified that you are on the reserve list and then make alternative arrangements for the evening, please let us know so that we can remove your name/s from the reserve list.

We look forward to hearing from you,

Brian and Pat

Bodegas Castaña vineyard
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