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Wine Appreciation


Leader: New leader required

Email: wine-appreciation@u3a-oliva.org

Telephone: TBA

Meet at: TBA

Meeting Date: Last Wednesday of month (except August & December)



ENJOYING THE FRUITS OF THE VINE IN EDEN ON JUNE 17th 2015!

Following their huge success in April, the WAG were delighted to invite their members to come to (El) Edén to enjoy the wines of Simón de Monfort presented by Vicent Monfort Ferrer, who totally captivated our senses with an excellent selection of wines from Fontanars de Els Alforins, El Masroig and Capçanes.  Over 80 of our members arrived full of expectation that this was going to be a very special evening and they were not disappointed.  In fact many members expressed their view that it was the best evening they had ever experienced with U3A Oliva.

Vicent Monfort Ferrer of Simón de Monfort welcomed us with a taste of his delightful cava, both pink and white, followed by a divine degustacion of:

1. VERDIL 2014     SIMON DE MONFORT - D.O.   VALENCIA

2. MAS DONIS ROSAT 2014 - CAPÇANES - D.O. MONTSANT 

3. SOLA FRED 2013 – EL MASROIG – D.O. MONTSANT

4. BAD BOY CRIANZA 2011 – SIMON DE MONFORT – D.O. MONTSANT 

5. PINOT NOIR 2011 - SIMON DE MONFORT  - D.O. VALENCIA

6. CASTELL DE LES PINYERES   - EL CELLER EL MASROIG – D.O.    MONTSANT

7. ETNIC – CELLER EL MASROIG - D.O. MONTSANT

Next up in this extravaganza, Vicente of Restaurante El Edén delighted us with a Cena Barbacoa of 5 entradas diferentes followed by parrillada mixtas de carne y pescado, then postre de helados variados and café. We were given a surprise tasting of glorious dessert wines from Simón de Monfort by Vicent during dessert.

The truly heavenly ambiance (before the fall) around the pool at Restaurante El Edén then began to pulsate with the swing and jazz music and angelic voices of the Encore Duo, which urged everyone to get up and boogie, which they did with great enjoyment and in great numbers.  The ladies led the way, as we do, and before long the dance floor was heaving.  The sight of so many people enjoying themselves, replete with excellent food, wine and good music was a delight to the organisers.  Oh what a night, a night to be remembered!

A very special thank you to Vicent Monfort Ferrer of Simón de Monfort, Vicente of Restaurant e El Edén, the Encore Duo and all the members for making this a truly wonderful evening.


U3A Oliva Wine Appreciation Group


Email: wine-appreciation@u3a-oliva.org


Text by Eve Storm-Petersen

Photos by Jonathan Knights


The aim of the Group

 is to have a fun, lively evening with friends who enjoy wine and who wish to improve their knowledge of wine. The emphasis is on enjoyment and interest. 

A monthly presentation/tasting evening of different wines, from members, local shops/bodegas and vineyards will certainly help to improve our knowledge of wine. The meetings could be held at different venues –bars, restaurants or clubs suggested by members –where food and wine are available. Occasionally, meetings could be held at members houses, and from time to time, a tour of regional vineyards will be enjoyed.

If this is for you, come and join us!




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