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Why Pinoso?

Posted by administrator on January 29, 2019
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Pinoso is a typical Spanish village of around 11,000 inhabitants and is known for its wine production, marble industry, cozy restaurants and friendly residents.

In Pinoso you can find all the facilities you want, such as pharmacies, general practitioner post, veterinary clinic, supermarkets, Saturday market, English restaurants, Spanish cuisine and of course the Dönner kabab or the 10 dozens of tapas bars.

How the tapas originated ":  

The origin of 'tapa' is controversial, but it is certain that the word 'tapa' (plural 'tapas') is derived from the Spanish verb 'tapar', which means to cover or cover. 'Tapa' can therefore be literally translated as 'lid'. Based on this meaning, it is often assumed that tapas originated from the habit of literally covering a drink with a piece of bread and/or a slice of ham, to prevent, for example, flies from getting into the glass.

The origins can be traced back to the 1500s and Emperor Charles V. Under his reign, a horse and rider departed every hour from the south of Spain to the Southern Netherlands where Margaret of Parma was his representative. Along the way, the riders often stopped in inns for a drink. It was soon established that a lot of horsemen were downright drunk on their horses, so Emperor Charles ordered that all the inns in Spain had to offer food at the drink. This prevented the riders from drinking only wine or alcohol and not taking any food. Hence the use (mainly in Spain) to serve small snacks, tapas, with drinks.

"La Bodega de Pinos wine production and organic wine"

The village of Pinoso is located in the western part of the province of Alicante, 580 meters above sea level, 50 km from the cities of Murcia and Alicante and 70 km from Benidorm. Since 1932, La Bodega de Pinoso has been selecting grapes from the best vineyards in the area for the production of quality wines. Pinoso is the most important wine company of organic wines from the region. This quality has been awarded with international prizes several times!

La Bodega de Pinoso cultivates 1700 hectares of vineyard of which more than 70% is planted with the blue grape variety Monastrell. But white grapes such as Macabeo, Airén and Sauvignon Blanc also benefit from the Mediterranean climate. The many hours of sunshine are reflected in the wines of this top bodega. Here you are always welcome to taste the organic wines or possibly to map out wine routes "LA ROUTAS"

"Marble mines"
If a type of stone consists mainly of calcite, the geologists call this limestone when the type of stone is not metamorphosed. If the type of stone consists mainly of calcite and is metamorphosed, it is called marble. One can visit the marble mines.

That's why Pinoso!

Pinoso, Alicante, Spain
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