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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...
Private Andalucia, Spain

Food,Cultural

Andalucia Gourmet Walking Tour

This tour is half way between a walking holiday and gourmet break as we bring you the very best...

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Private Barcelona

Food

Barcelona Luxury Gourmet Tour

TOUR INTRODUCTION Barcelona is known for inventive modern cuisine, creative chefs and avant-garde design. Discover the roots of this...

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Private Barcelona

Food

Barcelona Gastronomic Tour

TOUR INTRODUCTION It’s no wonder that Barcelona has become a gourmet food hub when considering its strategic position as...

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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...

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...

The Ultimate Guide to Recording Grandmother Recipes

written by Sonia Nolasco | 13th August 2018

Wrangling recipes from grandmas isn’t a pursuit for the thin-skinned. Ask for exact quantities, measurements, times… Basically everything you need for a recipe to work, and chances are, you’ll get a touch of this, a sprinkle of that, and a whole lot of furrowed brows, back talk, pity, groans, moans—all of the ingredients that’ll make you want to abort...

Porto’s Historic Fresh Food Market: Bolhão

written by Sonia Nolasco | 7th August 2018

Why doesn’t the Lovers Handkerchief embroidery get old in Portugal? What’s so magical about these folkloric motifs, slapped on everything imaginable and sold in every airport, souvenir shop and roadside rest stop? It stirs the soul… Traditionally they were embroidered by the unabashed women of Minho as a declaration of their love to a desired fiancé, part of the...
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