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In this second part of my interview with Manolo we will talk about his confrérie (a society of people who get together to perpetuate a tradition, a skill): la Confrérie des amateurs de Sagarno de la Bidassoa. This society is currently under process to be part of the Unesco intangible cultural heritage list. Learn the reasons behind the decline then the revival of the art of making “vin de pomme”, the types of apples used for the process, the amount of wine produced by the fellowship. You’ll also find out why drinking wine gives you headaches!
Thank you Mike for putting me in touch with Manolo! If you too know someone who would be a fantastic guest for French Voices, someone with a passion they would love to share, please get in touch!
aléas (nm plur) = hazards, vagaries, contingencies, risks
ascenseur social (nm) = social mobility
cahier des charges (nm) = (bill of) specifications
casse-croûte (nm) (fam) = snack
confrère (nm) = colleague ; fellow, brother
confrérie (nf) = brotherhood, fellowship ; association, society, guild
filer entre les doigts (de qn) = to slip through (sb)'s fingers
grosso modo = roughly
moine (nm) = monk
prendre l'apéro (fam) = prendre l'apéritif = to have an aperitif
pressoir (nm) = press
regain (nm) = renewal, revival, resurgence ; rise
rentable = profitable, money-making
revendiquer sa basquitude = to claim one's basque origins
soufre (nm) = sulphur
valoir le coup = to be worth it
verger (nm) = orchard
Links and Resources
Page Facebook : Bidasoako Sargadozaleen Kofradia
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