dimanche 24 novembre 2019

GIPAA 4 - end of october


Our yearly visits at Bibi and Fausto's Quinta das Flores are always a great moment of the year. This time, the Alentejanos woke the Algarvios up, for our fourth GIPAA meeting.


And there we went, going through Fausto's pomegranate orchard, filling in heavy baskets of fruits. Discussions about cultivation methods, pomegranate vinegar, large bottles of frozen juice,... Some elegant and pharaonic barrocal dogs pass by, with their curled tails, on the nearby road. And times flies...


Then, we go and sit - as always - under the large Carob tree, surrounded by small exquisite Plumeria. Oliviero is in charge of the refractometer, Bibi of weighting the fruits, Fausto of the lyrical fruit descriptions and Joaquim Inacio and myself provide a totally independent Alentejano assessment of all these flavors and textures. This year, I found Glavas (Croatia), Pluto (Greece), Kingdom (USA), Austin and Shani especially interesting. Of course, Fausto will disagree with my ranking, as Nordic tastes always seek more acidity than the locals...



As we end up full of stains, the clock reminds us that it is time for a quick late lunch and for returning to Campinho...

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