Portugal | Catavino - Part 34
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Setúbal, Portugal: The Underrated Region

Ahh Setúbal. I honestly don’t believe that I’ve given this Portuguese city justice throughout my past articles with Catavino. For being one of my most frequented cities outside of Lisbon, I’ve only mentioned it as a logistical landmark in reference to other cities. But now it’s time to present you […]

Editorial: Disappointment with Jose Peñín

This past week I sat with José Peñín at the same two person table judging wines that were to become the “best of Portugal”. It’s a humbling experience sitting next to someone with so much history and credibility in the Spanish Iberian Wine Industry. Called the “Robert Parker” of Spain, […]

Top 10 Portuguese Wines at Essencia do Vinho 2009

Last Thursday, we came to Essencia do Vinho to not only conduct our very first workshop on social media and blogging, but to also participate in the “Top 10 Vinhos Portuguesas”. But before we list the wines, we both want to make it clear that although these wines are considered […]

Catavino Tasting Portuguese Wines in Oporto at Essencia do Vinho

If you’ve been following us on Twitter (Catavino), you’re most likely savvy to the fact that we’re enjoying ourselves in the historic Palacio da Bolsa, while judging wines from across Portugal. This morning, with approximately 20 other judges, we tasted 10 whites from the 2007 vintage, 27 reds and 5 […]

Sesimbra: A Seafood Lover’s Paradise in Portugal

Wine may be one of my favorite things to drink, but seafood is definitely one of my favorite things to eat – especially shellfish.  And as you may already know, coastal Portugal has no shortage in this category! Within a 50km radius outside of the Lisbon cityscape, you have direct […]