Tourism | Catavino - Part 2
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!
Jose Pizzaro http://www.josepizarro.com

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5 Must Visit Wine Shops in Lisbon

Several years ago, I would frequently visit a delightful independent wine shop, sandwiched between a bakery and a cheese store, during my evening commute from university. Unable to differentiate between a Chardonnay and a Champagne, it made for a fabulous break from my law studies, as well as a kickstart to […]

Top 10 neighborhoods to visit while in Barcelona

Barcelona may seem large and daunting at first approach, with its maze of windy cobbled alleyways; but after awhile, it suddenly feels like home. Streets untangle into a patterned network and neighborhoods (barrios) that once seemed remote are just a short walk away. From the Medieval and Roman history of the Ciutat Vella, […]

Recipe: Portuguese Molho de Leitão

The scent of roasted meat is common when traversing Portugal, but in the Center that rich, inviting aroma is almost always from leitão assado. Leitão, or suckling pig, is considered to be one of the richest of Portuguese delicacies, a wonder even. With tender, juicy meat and perfectly crispy skin, it’s already tantalizing, but […]

TOP TIPS: How To Eat Your Way Around Valencia

Editor’s Note: Travel writer and fanatical foodie Jaillan Yehia explores Valencia on foot looking for the best tasty treats you can put in your mouth, whatever your mood. Here are her picks … Having fallen in love with Valencia on a previous visit, I already knew the culinary scene would be […]

The Disruptive Diva of Portuguese Jewelry

Editor’s Note: Meet Sofia Henriques, the stunning jewelry maker behind the limited edition pieces of SHAMA. After stalking her on various social sites, mesmerized by her work – including her Disruptive Diva necklace – I eventually sweet-talked her into lunch at Chef Kiko’s A Cevicheria in downtown Lisbon where we spent the better part of an afternoon […]

Portuguese Recipe: Sardine Pâté

If you were to wander through the cobblestone streets of Porto in search of something to fill your grumbling belly, this would be the perfect city to get lost in. Known for its love of food, from wholly nutritious to downright gluttonous, Porto has been quietly working to maintain the […]

Northern Portugal: A Green Oasis for Nature Lovers

A few days ago, my son and I were taking a leisurely walk home from his daycare when we passed the infamous “dragon lair”. The tale of the devilish dragon den began with a hole in the stone wall that peeked into a lush abandoned garden bursting with life. White and […]

Friday Feature Photo: The Card Sharks of Madrid

Photographer: Adam Jason Moore Capture Date: June 12, 2013 Location: Madrid, Spain About: Despite their slow methodical approach, and deep-inset wrinkles, you won’t find more sly or wily players on this side of the Peninsula. Card games have long been enjoyed as a Spanish past time, and will often consist of: Loba, Botifarra, Chinchon, and […]

Portuguese Pork Recipe: Carne de Porco à Alentejana

Whenever I walk into a tasca, I check the ubiquitous handwritten black board for the daily menu. If I spot Carne de Porco à Alentejana scrawled on it, I know exactly what I’m having, no questions asked. One single taste of the savory pork intermixed with slightly sweet clams and I’m set […]