Wine and Tapas tasting
What better way to enjoy life than to sample the local foods, authentic tapas and local- or regional wine in style how the Andalusion people do? Here is your chance.
The area offers you a wide range of typical tapas bars, bodegas and dining places. This is your opportunity to try real tapas and real andalusian wines while visiting he typical whitewashed mountain vilages.
There are some really nice tapas tours which give you the opportunity to leave the typical tourist track and indulge in the real Andalusian lifestyle with traditional Spanish food and drink.
The history of Tapas:
Tapas are a very characteristic part of the Spanish way of eating and vary from region to region. Some say it was King Alfonso X (the “Wise” King) who at the end of the 19th century insisted that a small piece of food (sausage, cheese, cured ham) be placed over the top of a glass of wine, effectively “covering” (tapando - hence the origin of the word) the drink. The snack was intended to prevent the alcohol from going straight to the consumer´s head! Others claim the tapa was born because of the workers who started early in the morning and needed a quick snack to keep them going until lunch! Whatever the real origin, from its very humble beginning, the custom spread quickly throughout Spain.
Nowadays, tapas tend to be a small snack, to be eaten before going out to have a meal or going home to eat with the family. Taking into account that many Spanairds don´t have lunch until around 3pm, a quick tapa at 1pm is a good way to stave off the hunger pangs. However, it is also common practice to replace lunch or dinner and go out for tapas - after 3 or 4 rounds you won´t need a full meal anymore!
Exclusive daily excursion including wine & tapas tasting in the Axarquia region of Andalucía:
Andalucía has a long history of winemaking and produces several interesting and taste-worthy products you're sure to enjoy. Our program includes a part of the famous Sun and wine route in the traditional, tranquil and rural region "La Axarquia" with her unspoilt whitewashed villages, green valleys, mountainous areas and pine forests. This region, with its favourable Mediterranean climate, has always produced the best grapes and wines in the region of Málaga.
This unique tour gives you the opportunity to leave the typical tourist track and indulge in the real Andalusian lifestyle with traditional Spanish gastronomy.