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Handmade Tours gain Gran Canaria stunning location and its homemade products. A tasteful adventure.

When making cheese is part of your gastronomy tour.

The best way to understand how hard is to make homemade cheese, you have to put the gloves on and press the rennet. Something so simple as pressing cheese it can turn in bad pain in your wrist and back. … Continue reading

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When bottling is part of your wine tour experience

At small business you have giants probabilities to meet the maker. For me meeting the producers is always the best experience of food traveling. Canary Islands people are well known for their charisma and welcoming manners. That is believe to … Continue reading

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WINE MAKING: CRAZY ROMANTICISM

After a few years learning about wine making, I’m certainly sure winemakers are crazy. More I learn, stronger I believe it. If you would briefly know how much effort is involved in your bottle of wine, we would all make … Continue reading

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WHAT ARE THOSE WASTES AT THE BOTTOM OF MY GLASS OF WINE?

There’s no better way to end a day than with a wine tasting. Where there is wine, there is a lot of joy. Always!   We were a party of five at a winery at South East Gran Canaria towards … Continue reading

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THE CANARY ISLANDS BANANAS

Allow yourself to visit a banana plantation and do not dare to leave the island without trying this delightful fruit that represents one of our favourite flavours… Continue reading

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Santa Brígida, Wine and Dutch Pirates

The Dutch pirates found in Santa Brígida a fierce opposition in the Canarian militia of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria until they finally entered into the city, stole the bell of the chapel of San Telmo (Parque San Telmo) and burnt down the old city of Vegueta down Continue reading

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A LAND OF CHEESE

The Canary Islands is a land of cheese. In 1341, the excellent quality of our cheese was already mentioned in the Boccaccio manuscript, an ancient historical proof about the very first settlers of the Canary Islands. Later, during the XVII and XVIII centuries, Canary cheese was exported to Europe with the wine we made here Continue reading

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