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Interview with Simon Woolf – Foot Trodden co-author

written by Ryan Opaz | 3rd March 2021

I first met Simon in 2011 at the European Wine Bloggers Conference. We were in northern Italy on the post-trip when both Simon and I had our first experience meeting Sandi Skerk. For Simon, it was life-changing and eventually led to his award-winning book “Amber Revolution.” Over the years that followed, Simon and I formed a fast and furious...

Foot Trodden – Portugal & the wines that time forgot

written by Ryan Opaz | 17th February 2021

I was a wide-eyed 27 years old with a half-decade of wine retail under my belt when I first stepped onto Portuguese soil. Due to close family ties, I was deeply curious about Portuguese wine but knew relatively little beyond the odd bottle of Port sipped over the holidays or during work tastings. This all changed after our three-week...
Private Reguengos & Evora, Alentejo

Food,Wine,Cultural

Alentejo: Wine and Cultural Tour

Just an hour from Lisbon, this one day food and wine tour of the Alentejo will satiate your senses...

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Private Dão & Bairrada

Wine

Dão & Bairrada Wine Tour

Right at the heart of Portugal lies one of the most beautiful regions in Portugal, called Beira. It also...

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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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Comprehensive Guide to Visiting Portugal’s UNESCO Heritage Sites

written by Ryan Opaz | 14th December 2020

Gorgeous nature, rich history and an incredible wealth amassed during the medieval and colonial times have nurtured the existence of 17 UNESCO World Heritage sites throughout Portugal. Ratified and put into effect in 1975, the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage administered by UNESCO, has been fundamental in preserving historic cultural and natural landscapes...

Exploring Portugal’s Wines, Beers, Coffees, Teas, and Spirits

written by Ryan Opaz | 27th June 2019

From celebratory events to intimate family gatherings, the beverages we enjoy today tell a rich story of our cultural past. Coffee, tea, spirits, wine and beer are weaved into our everyday lives and Portugal is no exception. Portugal is not only an avid consumer of these drinks, but they are key players in both discovering and spreading their influence...

Portuguese wine tastings at theLAB in Porto!

written by Ryan Opaz | 8th May 2019

Catavino’s new space in the heart of Porto called, theLAB, will now be hosting wine tastings! Today, we’re launching two fabulous tastings worthy of checking out: Introduction to Portuguese Wine Tasting , Portuguese: Organic and Natural Wine Tasting or simply create a Private Custom Wine Tasting just for you! The first tasting is an introduction to Portuguese wine, top to...

Catavino’s new space! Welcome to theLAB

written by Ryan Opaz | 20th March 2019

After 15 years of living in Iberia, we can look back with pride at a very long and satisfying list of adventures, experiences, and travels. We’ve soared all over Europe to taste homemade foods in the comfort of people’s homes, old wines in even older cellars, swanky bars in the limelight of the cities, and everything in between. It’s...
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