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Latest entries from Gabriella Opaz

Catavino in a Covid World, an update

written by Gabriella Opaz | 5th May 2020

On March 15, 2020, Catavino officially closed our shop for the short term. Admittedly, this wasn’t an easy decision, but with COVID19 cases on the rise, and government-mandated closure just around the corner, it was time. On the bright side, our team could easily work from home to create new Portuguese and Spanish adventures for travelers who need a...

Five Reasons to Taste Wine with a Pro

written by Gabriella Opaz | 6th September 2019

Ever wondered why some wines have leathery aromas while others some cinnamon notes? Or why some Chardonnay’s are said to be “buttery” while others “crisp and linear”? And do organic wines taste different from non-organic wines?  When it comes to wine tasting, the best people to taste with are the professionals. Why? Because they are in contact with this...
Private Douro, Portugal

Food,Wine

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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Private Porto

Wine

Porto 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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Group Porto, Portugal

Wine

Portuguese: Organic and Natural Wine Tasting

For thousands of years, Portugal has not only made wine but has been very natural in its production. It...

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Portuguese Wine Tastings in Porto

written by Gabriella Opaz | 2nd September 2019

Portugal is on the top of everyone’s vacation list: beautiful sandy beaches and fabulous weather, the world’s best seafood and singular gastronomy, cities like Lisbon and Porto with that old-world charm, and some of the friendliest people on the planet! But did you know that Portugal is the destination for wine lovers and wine nerds? While the world may...

The Ultimate Port Wine Infographic

written by Gabriella Opaz | 29th March 2019

Since our very first visit to Portugal in 2003, we’ve had a deep and lasting love for Port wine. It’s almost impossible not to when seated cozily next to a fire with an rich and satisfying glass of Vintage port, or even beach side with a White port and tonic. Yet grasping its depth, diversity and complexity has been...

Photographing Portugal: Where to capture fantastic photos in Northern Portugal

written by Gabriella Opaz | 18th May 2018

Portugal is renowned for its stunning coastal landscapes and kind, engaging people; which is much of the reason why Portugal continuously ranks as one of the top tourism destinations in Europe. That said, what many people haven’t experienced is the rustic interior of Portugal, where villages are hidden among the folds of terraced mountains, and where cultural traditions have...

Discover Jewish Heritage throughout Portugal and Spain

written by Gabriella Opaz | 3rd May 2018

Orange trees scent a patio in Lisbon’s ancient Alfama neighborhood. Cilantro is used to season a seafood stew, made just like this for over a thousand years. Sausage made with bread stuffing hangs in a smokehouse and its true origin is hidden. A cook fries tiny fish in olive oil, unaware of the stories that belie this humble dish....
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