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#douro14: Portugal is a Small Package with Big Surprises

written by Sonia Nolasco | 6th January 2015

As I was nearing 16, I told my parents I didn’t want a big birthday party. I opted instead for a trip to Portugal—the best sweet sixteen gift I could ever receive. In college, I went so far as to turn down a trip to Cancun for a chance to explore historic Portuguese villages. There was no way around it,...

Lovers of the Douro Valley: Apply for the Douro Entrepreneur Award!!

written by Gabriella Opaz | 1st October 2014

The Douro Valley is by far one of the most beautiful and breathtaking landscapes in the world with its undulating hills blanketed in grapevines, figs, pears and olives. Fruit literally bursts from its soils despite its steep incline and harsh climate. It’s a place of solitude, of calm, of beauty, of community. The Douro Valley is a natural haven known by...
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Port Wine Tour with Ryan Opaz

Eager to taste a wide range of spectacular Port wine with a Knight of the Port Wine Brotherhood? Are you...

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Douro Valley Premium Wine Tour

The Douro Valley is by far one of the most beautiful wine regions in the world and a incredible destination...

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Portugal Luxury Harvest Tour 2018

Catavino's Harvest Tour showcases the world renowned wine regions of Central and Northern Portugal with us as your guides!...

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A Tale of Two Portuguese Regions: Douro and Serra da Estrela Are Calling

written by Sonia Nolasco | 20th August 2013

Editor’s Note: Invited by the Douro e Estrela – In Tourism  project, our Catavino contributor Sonia Nolasco spent five days in June traveling through the Douro Valley and the Serra da Estrela region’s Beira Interior. Sonia gorged at countless gastronomical feasts, imbibed great quantities of wine, and checked out hunky, shirtless Portuguese men on her trip—all for the sake...

Bluffer’s Guide to Wine Tasting

written by Duncan Rhodes | 27th February 2013

After dragging travel expert, but wine novice, Duncan Rhodes around the Douro Valley for a week, Catavino was impressed with how erudite his previously untrained palate became in such a short time… or did it? The Urban Travel Blog editor reveals his top 13 tips for faking it during a wine tasting… Nimbly holding the glass by the stem,...

Douro Wines and Portuguese Food: The Perfect Pairings

written by Andrea Smith | 28th November 2012

With the plentiful information we’ve provided about Port and Douro wines, and the beautiful area they originate from this November, hopefully you’re itching to put together the perfect wine trip to the Douro Valley. Lists of the wineries you’re dying to visit are being rapidly typed up. Maps are strewed across your kitchen table. And perhaps you’ve even stumbled...

Part II: Interview with Roy Hersh of FTLOP – Douro & Port Wines

written by Gabriella Opaz | 27th November 2012

Editor’s Note: Following up our previous interview with Roy Hersh, creator of “The Love of Port”, we’ll tackle the American perspective towards Port wine. Go here to read Part I. The question we posited to Roy was: When you’re in the USA, what is today’s average wine consumer’s attitude towards the Douro table wines and Port wines? How has...
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