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Latest entries about Vila Nova de Gaia

Discovering Irresistible Portuguese Wines – Simplesmente Vinho

written by Guest Blogger | 22nd March 2016

If you visit Porto in the last week of February, be prepared to get wet – drenched even, as the rainy season can be almost tropical in its intensity. Metaphorically, you’ll also get drenched in wine, as the city hosts not just the huge Essencia do Vinho fair, but an ever-increasing range of off-events, lunches, dinners, tastings and producer...

Extreme Wine Event! Croft Downhill Longboard Race in Gaia

written by Gabriella Opaz | 23rd July 2014

UPDATE:  The race has been cancelled as a result of a reduced number of participants. Please go to the Croft Pink Douro Downhill website for more information. How fast are you willing to go for a glass of Port wine? 40km an hour for 20 year Tawny? 50km an hour for a 2011 Vintage? What about 100km an hour...
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Porto Walking Food Tour

This delicious food tour is more than a culinary experience, it’s a love letter to Porto highlighting the city’s history, architecture and...

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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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Private: Portugal Luxury Harvest Tour

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

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Catavino’s Port Wine Lodges Map

written by Gabriella Opaz | 1st July 2014

BUY CATAVINO’S PORT LODGE MAP! Over a decade ago, Ryan and I travelled to Portugal with a passionate desire to explore its culture and its wines. Having started in Lisbon, lapping up an “exotic” new perspective, we headed north to one of the most picturesque cities in the the world, Porto. With its multifaceted textures and rich history, Porto left us a reeling...

Taberna do Sao Pedro: A Mouthwatering Fire Hazard in Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal

written by Gabriella Opaz | 2nd May 2013

When travelling to new lands, there is always something enticing about “discovering” a place you think no one else knows about. As if you’re a rugged explorer who has stumbled upon that one diamond, that one unique place that is privy to you alone. That, my friends, is a fantastic feeling, in large part due to your incredibly effective...

Hotel Profile: The Yeatman, Oporto, Portugal

written by Tara O'Leary | 30th November 2012

One look at the stunning decanter-shaped swimming pool (named one of the “12 Head-Turning Infinity Pools” by Condé Nast Traveler), is the first clue that the Yeatman hotel in Oporto, Portugal, is quite partial to wine! The Yeatman, a Relais & Chateaux member, is the country’s first luxury Wine & Gastronomy Hotel, featuring the largest collection of Portuguese wines...

Part 1: Interview with Roy Hersh of FTLOP – Portuguese Culture

written by Gabriella Opaz | 26th November 2012

Editor’s Note: Fortified guru Roy Hersh has been a dear friend of ours for many years. “For the Love of Port” grown tremendously since day one, attracting loyal readers spanning the globe as result of his passion, expertise and desire to share his newfound treasures.  Hence, whenever a question about Portuguese fortified wine stumbles across our keyboards, we quickly...
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