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Bumper grape harvest for Tenerife

Posted by dolly diver on August 19, 2008
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grapesDespite gloomy predictions only a few months ago the Tenerife grape harvest is expected to improve by two million kilos of grapes this year.

According to the Cabildo the bumper 2008 crop will widely exceed the 3.34 million kilos that was harvested last year. The areas of Tacoronte and La Orotava Valley represent the biggest recoveries of up to 100%.

The Tenerife wine growers will collect an estimated 5.4 million kilos of grapes this year, according to preliminary estimates of the Cabildo.

Train first then tunnel

Posted by dolly diver on April 24, 2008
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The Tenerife Cabildo has announced that plans for a tunnel to link La Orotava with the other side of Tenerife are not a realistic prospect for at least 10 years.

Speculation has grown over the recent months that an enormous project to build the tunnel was about to be announced.

The corporation insists that the tunnel will not be even be in the first stages of planning until other projects such as the train from Santa Cruz to Playa de Las Américas are completed.