The municipality of tacoronte (Tenerife), land of good and famous wines, has baptized Calimocho street, or also Kalimotxo, to the road that connects two essential industries in the town, the Coca-Cola factory and the Regional Winery, a denomination that has started from a popular occurrence.
Calimocho is the drink in which cola and wine are mixed. According to the City Council, “someone, one fine day, from the street that connects both production centers slipped a humorous comment” that later gave rise to a municipal file which has concluded with the new name of the street.
The neighbor, according to this story, commented to his companions: “Hey, have you noticed that to the left is the Coca Cola and to the right the Bodega Comarcal?” And he concluded between laughs with his friends: “Well, it is very clear that we are in the middle of something very important, well If we mix Coca Cola and wine, the result is calimocho“.
The joke was funny and had a run. She reached the ears of the directors of the winery and the soft drink factory and everyone welcomed the idea of naming the street after the team.
The initiative came from Mayor José Daniel Díaz Armasstill in office until next Wednesday, when the new corporation will be constituted in which he will become the leader of the opposition.
The RCalle Calimocho title also appears in Basque, Kalimotxo, because “this drink that now has more than half a century of existence, is a creation of the last century” in the Basque Country, details the City Council. It seems that “it is the first route in Spain with this daring denomination”.
Wine has a secular tradition in Tacoronte, whose wines are part of the Tacoronte-Acentejo Denomination of Origin. Coca Cola is more recent. This industry was established in 1996 and since then it supplies Canary Islands with 120 million liters per year that it manufactures from the waters of underground springs Township.
The mayor has celebrated this symbiosis: “Tacoronte is a land of wines, ranchers and farmers, but it is also a place of welcome for entrepreneurs and dreamers”