10 great boozy breaks

The Guardian, Saturday February 16 2008

Drink wine from the barrel in Tenerife Hire a car, buy a map and head for the Orotava wine valley in the island’s lush north, to discover the guachinches (gwa-CHEEN-chays). These makeshift rural bars open seasonally to sell the latest harvest of country wine. With it they dish up home-made goats cheese and fantastic rural dishes such as rabbit stew. Stay at Hotel Tigaiga in Puerto de la Cruz: front-desk manager Luis is a seasoned guachinchero, and will make recommendations (…).

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