Award Winning Spain and Portugal News Site | Catavino - Part 2
I really love Catavino – it’s such an informative and innovative source of information on Spanish & Portuguese wines. The food of the region is key, but it’s just as vital to know about the great wines available too. This is the place to find out!
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The Undiscovered Sweetness of Portuguese Honey

When people think of Portugal, rarely do they think of its rich honey culture. Perfectly grilled fish, sumptuous breads and diverse wines are commonly touted as “must try Portuguese foods“, but honey never gets any play. It should, because Portuguese […]

Celebrate Port Wine Day in Porto!

Now that autumn is upon us, there’s really no reason why you shouldn’t be cracking open a Port wine to celebrate the season. It warms the body when the winter chill seeps in. It’s versatile and perfectly suited for any […]

Recipe: Portuguese Pasteis de Bacalhau

It’s said that the Portuguese have enough bacalhau (dried salted cod) recipes to create a different dish for every day of the year! Though possibly a touch farfetched, it has heaps of tasty culinary applications. In Portugal, fresh cod is tough to come by, […]

How I became a Knight of the Port Wine Brotherhood

Recently, I was enthroned into the Confraria do Vinho do Porto (Port Wine Brotherhood) as a Cavaleiro (Knight) in “recognition for my dedication and service to Port Wine.” Understandably, I was incredibly honored, but my invitation also came with several questions as […]

Portuguese Dessert Recipe: Pão-de-Ló

There are several ways to learn about a country and its people. While some choose to expand their knowledge through books, others decide to visit in person. I was zealous and did both before and since moving to Portugal, but […]

4 Must Eat Sandwiches of Porto!

For me, the sandwich is the pinnacle of the food pyramid. Sure I love fine dining, a good seafood feast, or a perfectly prepared piece of roasted meat; but in the end, I will always long for the great sandwich. […]

5 Must Visit Wine Shops in Lisbon

Several years ago, I would frequently visit a delightful independent wine shop, sandwiched between a bakery and a cheese store, during my evening commute from university. Unable to differentiate between a Chardonnay and a Champagne, it made for a fabulous break […]

Top 10 neighborhoods to visit while in Barcelona

Barcelona may seem large and daunting at first approach, with its maze of windy cobbled alleyways; but after awhile, it suddenly feels like home. Streets untangle into a patterned network and neighborhoods (barrios) that once seemed remote are just a short walk away. […]

Recipe: Portuguese Molho de Leitão

The scent of roasted meat is common when traversing Portugal, but in the Center that rich, inviting aroma is almost always from leitão assado. Leitão, or suckling pig, is considered to be one of the richest of Portuguese delicacies, a wonder even. With […]