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Wine Tasting, Cork Harvest and the end of the Adventure

I can't believe this adventure is ending!  Today was my last day, marked at the start by my pre-flight covid test (negative, thank you).  After that sigh of relief, and being on foot instead of in a car, I went to a couple of shops in Evora to taste wine.  One of the vineyards I drove by yesterday, Ervidiera, gave me a selection of white wines, one red and a dessert wine to taste.  I did buy some of their wine to bring home, having made some room in my suitcase for it.  At the other shop, I bought a Quinta de Quitzal Guadalupe 2019 red wine to drink tonight with friends I'd met earlier in the trip who were here in Evora now.  The Alentejo  wines I tried were every bit as good and reasonably priced as I'd heard. I decided after 2 frugal months of travel to have a guide show me around the cork farm and cork industry this afternoon.   My guide (@evoralocaltours on Instagram) works for a cork farm and we began our tour talking about the soil first, progressing through the mille

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