I’ve said it before, and say this again: What is Claire Marie doing here – on the Costa Blanca coast !?
Last night, preforming for 80 people; before on several occasions, maybe only 20 – 40 people appeared –
while in London or New York she could perform for 5,000 at a time!
Heard you you on the radio yesterday for the first time. We thought it was very good.
We have been on trips with you before & enjoyed the trip to Hoya de Cadenas. If you go there . . . . . . let us know.
While we listened to you on the radio we were preparing a chicken Jalfrese. Could you advise us on the radio (or in a book) which red wine goes with different curries & different foods. We think this could be very popular.
Bye for now
Alan & Lynne Palmer
Extract from a Letter to a friend
20 June 2017
What a wonderful evening you missed last night.
From the moment we walked into the beautiful gardens of Puerto Blanco in Calpe we knew we were in for a treat.
We were not to be disappointed. As always Colin presented a perfect match of wonderful wines, this time from Bodegas Castaño ……. with the delicious dishes provided by Philip the excellent chef at Puerto Blanco.
Claire-Marie’s music and beautiful voice were very much the icing on the cake and perfectly matched the ambience of a dreamy summer’s evening.
The end of the evening was tinged with a little sadness as this was to be the last of the season’s tastings. It had been a wonderful year, tasting wines from all over Spain, and we of course had been fortunate enough to attend many of them.
We can’t wait to learn what treats Colin has in store for us for next season, which of course starts in September … watch this space …
I have just subscribed to Claire’s YouTube [Claire Marie Soprano] and will certainly share some of her songs/videos! Well done! Claire has a beautiful voice and I very much look forward to hearing it again, wherever I am!
I hope you really enjoyed your birthday and that the celebrations went on all weekend – and are possibly still on-going! I so enjoyed the evening and although I wasn’t drinking the wine, I got such pleasure from everyone else’s enjoyment – only sorry James missed out!
Karina has promised to open the ‘Botos de Barro [the generic name of the wine portfolio tasted] with him so he will at least get a little taste of it after all!
I hope that we can sign up again for another event before too long and all very best wishes for a good summer!
With kind regards to you both,
Dunnanelly Country House
+44 (0)7712 779085
What a great trip. Well organised and made even more interesting by Colin’s knowledge (and interjections !).
The four bodega visits offered something different : fab restaurant, vineyard visit, small start -up and a cooperative with a tasting of ‘raw’ wine from the huge steel tanks.
Lovely hotel, I wish them every success. Thanks for a most enjoyable three days.