The Alicante region between the Eastern plateau of Spain and the Mediterranean Sea is home to many treasured wineries in and around Valencia. Take a trip along newly opened Yecla Wine Trail to discover the revitalized taste of the famed local 100 year old monastrell vines, now said to yield fleshy, concentrated complex wines. Once the bastion of sweet and fortified wines, Alicante has done much to modernize and improve upon the infrastructure of the vineyards and wineries. The Yecla wine trail gathers hotels, restaurants and winemakers together in a cultural experience that will give you a taste of the nectar of the gods from this special locality. The region is spread over 14,000 hectares, with 12 million litres of wine produced each year by the 50 vineyards (Bodegas).
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July 23, 2011
Get on down to Galicia and the town of Catoira in Northern Spain for the yearly Viking Battle, which takes place on the first Sunday in August. Locals dress up as Viking warriors and the entire population takes part in various festivities, re-enacting the pirate attack on Torres del Oeste Castle in the 11th Century.