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CASA moves from wine tasting to quizzing

None of the members knew Faro Airport’s new name 

It seems only a few days since CASA members met up at the Cabrita winery (Silves) for a wonderful wine tasting, yet here we are celebrating another successful event.

This month we have experimented with a lunch served around a four-stage quiz. We have held small quizzes previously, for example, to fill in a bit of spare time in a program, but we have never held a quiz as the heart of the event.

Considering this was a new experience for our organisers, it all went very well with the excellent food being served just at the right time.

CASA had not visited Casa da Vinha (tucked away in the remote Vale Fuzeiros) previously, but our faith in this family-run Portuguese restaurant was well placed and they did us proud. The couvert was more extensive than we had anticipated, and all the main courses were substantial and tasty. The friendly service at this restaurant makes it a joy to visit.

The select group of CASA intelligentsia were easily divided into teams of four people to tackle the quiz – which had been set for us by another member who was unfortunately unable to attend herself. The scores were remarkably close – after four rounds and 40 questions, there was only a difference of three-and-a-half points from highest to lowest team score.

The general knowledge round surprisingly got the lowest scores, the teams doing somewhat better on the themed rounds. None of us knew that Faro Airport has a new name (Gago Coutinho apparently) as of June last year – this was the only question of the 40 which did not get a single correct answer!

A good time was had by all. We will be holding another quiz lunch sometime, and we expect to be returning to Casa da Vinha – whose lovely staff we thank for our good time.

Our next (also new to us) club event will be an evening supper styled on a Hawaiian Luau, which will take place on June 9 near Mexilhoeira Grande.

Details of this and all our events, and club membership, are on our website –

Article submitted by CASA Social Club