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Move over Paris: Porto is the New Gastronomic Grand Dame of Europe

Over the past year, Portugal’s name has splashed across travel, culture and nature magazines as “the place” to visit if you’re looking for authenticity and adventure. It’s become synonymous with quality, with kindness, and most importantly, with unprecedented gastronomy! “Portugal never had a food revolution, like France and Spain,” explains […]

Friday Feature Video: Picnic in Porto!

Videographer: David Antunes Capture Date: May 30, 2014 Location: Parque da Cidade, Porto, Portugal About: This video was created by Catavino alongside Taste Porto Food Tours, Sursumcorda and David Antunes to promote the diverse food, incredible wine and rich culture of Portugal. Participate: If you’re keen to participate in the next […]

Restaurant Review: Quarenta e 4 – Matosinhos, Portugal

This past week, while in Oporto conducting a workshop on social media and wine, I had the pleasure of dining at Quarenta e 4, a new restaurant in the town of Matosinhos, near to Oporto. Hidden within a stark and empty street, this isn’t a place you stumble across without […]

Catavino is in Oporto Judging Wine @ Essencia do Vinho

Sitting in the lobby of the Hotel Infante de Sagres in the heart of Oporto, we’ve finally had a moment to relax after spending the day tasting some absolutely fantastic wines at the Essencia do Vinho, a Portuguese wine tasting put on by both Vini Portugal and Blue Wine Magazine. […]

A Book Review of “Port and the Douro” by Richard Mayson

I did it! I finished the second edition of Richard Mayson’s book, “Port and the Douro”, which has proven to be a comprehensive, clearly written reference book on one of my favorite fortified wines: port! When I originally proposed this book, I heard several readers share their interest in reading […]