In 1909 the Spanish winegrowers had such a bountiful harvest there was an excess of supply over demand. They had to think of a way to dispose of the surplus. They told the people eating a grape with each stroke of the clock toward the magic hour will bring prosperity throughout the new year. If, on the other hand, you don't join the ritual, you're cursed.That sent people scrambling to buy the grapes!
¡Viva España. Viva el Rey! (A blog on the day Felipe VI was proclaimed king by the joint session of the Spanish parliament)
The sight of Tio Pepe back in all his Andalusian garbo brought a lump to many throats