How could we discuss Spanish wines without mentioning tapas? The tapas trend started way back when Spanish bartenders were loosing their battle against flies. One day a frustrated bartender decided he would cover* his customer's drink with a slice of bread to act as an edible fly shield. This simple yet innovated idea caught on and soon the slice of bread morphed into bread + cheese and then bread + cheese + olives and then bread + cheese olives + cured meat…. and so on and so on …. until there was a need for ‘small plates’ to accompany drinks.