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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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Protect Yourself from Arctic Temperatures with Fortified Wine

My first experience with fortified wines consisted of a Ruby Port while looking at the Vila Nova de Gaia coastline in Porto. It was sublime! Actually, the experience was so memorable that upon my return to Madrid, I built an insatiable desire to explore fortified wines. It’s a world I new very little […]

Catavino’s United Nations of Christmas!

It doesn’t take much to stop your world for a moment, to clear your mind and recognize the millions of things you’re grateful for. Maybe it’s the sweet smell of the fat spruce propped proudly in your living room. Covered in small, brightly colored lights that may, or may not, always […]

Bolo Rei and Bolo Rainha: Portugal’s Royal Christmas Treat

From the beginning of November to the end of January, it’s impossible to pass a pastelaria (pastry shop) without being bombarded by the ubiquitous Bolo Rei (King Cake). This is one of, if not the most, popular Christmas desserts throughout Portugal, consisting of a sweet, brioche-like bread dough packed with eggs and filled with various nuts, raisins and crystallized fruit. Essentially, a […]

Thanksgiving in Iberia: An Ode to Port Wine and Stuffed Fowl!

Thanksgiving is a famed holiday in the European community. Non-American friends and co-workers repeatedly ask when this epic meal occurs (hinting for an invite), and nearly all Americans living here agree that the best part of having an authentic Thanksgiving meal on foreign soil is sharing the experience with at […]

Congratulations Portugal: You made ‘the list’ – Now what?

The Downfall of Lists I hate lists!! Maybe because my “Todo” list is perpetually longer than my “Completed” list, which is never good; but every year, as winter approaches, various magazines, websites and media outlets assault us with “Top X” lists. Wine Spectator has long held the “list of all lists” for the […]