Here’s the Top 10 Food and Drink Holidays in Spain Reply

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Telegraph experts’ pick of the top 10 food and drink holidays in Spain for 2015, including wine tasting, fishing ports and traditional Spanish cookery courses, in destinations such as Malaga, Majorca and Valencia

1. Gijón and Asturian cider

Asturias’s cool capital Oviedo might feel like the most obvious place to knock back local cider, but it’s fun-loving seaside Gijón that hosts the real summer cider revelry. Come late August, the Fiesta de la Sidra Natural sees cider-pouring competitions, local brewery tours, and free tastings across town. Topping it all is a yearly attempt to beat the world record number of simultaneous cider escanciadores (pourers).

The 2015 festival runs from August 25-30. To ensure a quiet spot for retreat, stay at the four-star Parador de Gijón, built from an old mill in Isabel la Católica Park. If you’d prefer to be in the thick of it, Cimadevilla’s Hotel Asturias is the ticket. Parador de Gijón doubles from £94 (0034 902 54 79 79;; Hotel Asturias doubles from £87 (0034 985 35 06 00; Isabella Noble


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