The southern Portuguese region of the Algarve is a huge summer destination for many Portuguese residents, as well Europeans, as the vast coastline of warmer water currents and consistent sunny weather are ideal for the perfect beach vacation. That said, the Algarve also tends to have a reputation for being crowded and […]
In the summer, Lisbon - and Portugal in general – has always been a huge draw for visitors, and this trend doesn’t look to be subsiding. According to Lisbon’s Metro Nacional Magazine July 11th issue, tourist feedback collected by Turismo de Portugal has shown that 91% of tourists who have visited Lisbon were incredibly satisfied with […]
Frango is Portuguese for chicken, it’s far from KFC or Popeyes’, rather it’s a specific type of chicken that is best roasted or grilled over hot coals – normally called Frango no Churrasco (chicken on the grill) or Frango na Brasa (chicken on the hot coals) *Note: The term galinha normally refers to a larger, fattier chicken that’s stewed or used for soup*.
Since 2009, the Top 50 Portuguese Wines has been a favorite on Catavino, and we’re always excited to announce when the new list arrives. Annually, Wines of Portugal chooses a UK journalist such as Jamie Goode, Sarah Ahmed and Tom Cannavan to select a series of wines that have enticed and tantalized their palates. However, as […]
It’s been almost four years since I called Portugal my “home away from home”, translating to a half decade of savoring Portuguese food and wine on a regular basis – something I’ve never taken for granted. Consequently, while searching for information on Portuguese gastronomy, I stumbled across Catavino’s Facebook page. […]
Starting this December, Viniportugal is launching the Wines of Portugal Conference, which according to their website, is supposed to be the largest international event discussing Portuguese wines. I’m guessing they are correct, as I don’t think there are any other events solely about Portuguese wines outside of Portugal. We at […]
Good news! The 2009 Portuguese wine harvest is gushing positive reports, which only entices our eager palates to get our little mitts on some of its loot. How did we hear this fabulous news through the Iberian grapevine? Yesterday, Viniportugal provided us a summary of the 2009 climate conditions in […]
Editor’s Note: Our newest contribution is from Eddie and Moses, founders of the recently created blog, The Algarve Buzz. If you haven’t had a chance to peruse their blog, I highly suggest doing so. The Algarve Buzz is not only an incredibly attractive site filled with interesting and well-written articles […]