The San Mateo wine festival is well known as the cause of many a sickie and hangover in the weeks before Christmas. Previous years have seen over 500 litres of wine drunk and more than 200 kilos of sobrasada devoured by hungry visitors. It has been going for over 25 years and started as a meeting between friends to show just how good San Mateu’s wine and sobrasada is. Everyone clearly enjoyed the wine and the yearly meeting grew and grew to include live and electronic music and dancing – both traditional and otherwise. They have even been known to play some drum and bass. The December timing means you will be drinking home made wine to keep warm, so we suggest a few layers to ease the aftermath.