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... all of our beautiful surroundings. We have been able to do this absolutely free!
One of our other jobs is to harvest carobs. These are black seed pods which grow on carob trees and look a bit like a dried up black bananas. Most of the carobs are on the floor, and there are hundreds of them, so it is just a case of picking them up and putting them in sacks, sounds easy but it is a killer on the knees and the back! The carobs are then taken ...
Swimming, sailing, wakeboarding, paddleboarding, kayaking, going to a water park, getting stung by sea anenemies, watching the locals light a massive bonfire and set off firecrackers in the street. You name it.
We had such a great time and I wish we could have stayed longer, but travelling without family and simply with schoolfriends was completely brilliant, especially in somewhere as awesome as ...
... their tasting room for a flight of their wines.
1. Blanc Bàrbara Forés 2013
97% Grenache Blanc and 3% Viognier.
Fresh, citrus with a touch of sherbet. Stone fruits with pears and peaches and a lemony twist and some glycerine texture. According to our guide, this has unctuousness which is apparently the same word in Catalan!
2. El Quintà Bàrbara Forés 2013
100% Grenache Blanc. With some vines over 40 year ...
The weather has been very hot here in Maella- most days the temperature is pushing in to the 40s, stepping into the constant 18°C of the packhouse is quite refreshing! I have been spending time with the Quality Assessors (QAs) who are responsible for checking the quality of the fruit from intake to despatch. The fruit arrives in large wooden bins or smaller plastic crates on pallets. Each pallet is labelled with an invoice number and traceability code (which ...
I have arrived in Maella, a small village just outside Catalonia in Spain. I am excited to be starting my placement with Guimera Select Fruits a stoned fruit supplier to Sainsbury's but also a little sad as this is my fourth and final placement- this year has flown by! This placement is a little different to the others as I will also be spending time with Mack, the company that imports the fruit to the UK and is the link ...