Gratefully received after visit to sister Bodegas, Sierra Salinas & Castaño, Oct. 2013

Hi Colin,
Many thanks for an excellent (as usual) trip to the Bodegas Castano. We both thoroughly enjoyed the day, and having the Costa Blanca Male Voice Choir (alright, not the whole choir) sing Happy Birthday made it very special for Helen.
Just a quick question. I can’t remember if we drank the Castano Dulce chilled or at room temperature. I’ve looked on their website but can’t see any information regarding serving temperature. What serving temperature would you suggest?
Also, don’t forget our interest in a trip to Jerez, possibly in April 2014. We’ll leave it with you.
Many thanks again.
Robin & Helen

Cheese and Wine Presentation – in aid of Akira Animal Charity

Here’s one for your diary – Monday 29th October Nikki Luxford, the Costa Blanca News’ ace roving reporter, and I are joining forces for a Charity Cheese and Wine event in Jalón’s elegant Restaurante Salamandra, in support of the Animal Charity, Akira.

Five super wines will be tasted along with five different flavoursome cheeses – and I can’t wait!

There will also be a raffle with excellent wines as prizes, plus there will be some wine to buy, at discount prices!

Please try and make it if you can and help the abandoned and suffering animals whilst havinbg a great time yourselves!

Comment received after the Rotary Fellowship visit to Bodegas Castaño and Bodegas Sierra Salinas

Bill and Sheila Shipsides.
We both thoroughly enjoyed our trip last tuesday to the Bodega Castaño. Of particular interest was their the manner of ”pressing” the grapes by using their inherent weight and therefore not mechanically bruising and damaging them.
Also their forward looking vision in growing 16? grape varieties with the intention to blend and create new exciting tastes.
The paella meal with plenty of wine to accompany it was a fitting finale to a super day.
The whole was ‘orchestrated’ by Colin in his inimitable and humorous style.
Thanks a lot. We look forward to the next time!!
B & S Shipsides