SATARI’S RESTAURANT in Moraira played host to the latest session of the Moraira-Teulada U3A Wine Tasting Group recently, attended by 78 members.
As members gathered for the ‘Pairings Evening’ – the final session for the season – Abi Satari laid on six tasty tapas dishes to complement the six wines brought along by Steve from Bodegas Leopoldo in Ondara.
Steve talked members through the background of each wine as they tasted them and paired them with the tapa.
A melon soup with Serrano ham, crushed ice and fresh mint paired ‘superbly’ with the Dársena Rueda. This wine was a young 50:50 Verdejo-Viura grape and proved very popular with the guests.
The crispy duck, leek and cucumber pancake together with the ‘oh so smooth’ MS Syrah was a ‘match made in heaven.’
The Moraira-Teulada U3A Wine Tasting Group boast some 330 members – all of whom very much enjoy being able to ‘try before they buy’ in convivial company at the group’s events.
Brian and Pat Clarke have run the group for a year, working tirelessly to invite bodegas to attend meetings every month for the members to taste their wines.
Domingo Megia from Corcovo in Valdepenas makes a round trip of 850 kilometres to bring his wines to the group twice a year and closer to home, Daniel Fullana Font from Bodegas Xaló in Jalon, along with his wife Celia, presented some excellent wines for their first time last month.
For further information check out the Moraira-Teulada U3A website – https://www.u3amoraira-teulada.org/. General meetings are held on the first Monday of every month at Salon GL Avenida Mediterraneo 32, Teulada.
Please note the new season starts in September.