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Award-winning blog on Portuguese and Spanish wine, food and travel by Ryan and Gabriella Opaz. Food & wine tours in Spain and Portugal.
2020-12-16 17:00
Twas the night before Christmas Travel Twas the night before Christmas and all through the land, No travel or tours had visitors planned. No travel to places, to family or friends, For Covid… Read More
2020-12-16 17:00
Twas the night before Christmas Travel Twas the night before Christmas and all through the land, No travel or tours had visitors planned. No travel to places, to family or friends, For Covid… Read More
2020-08-19 15:23
One of my favorite parts of growing up was visiting my grandmother’s house in Northern Minnesota. At some point during my stay, she would serve up a freshly baked cookie, bar or slice… Read More
2020-05-05 17:49
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… Read More
2019-09-06 07:24
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&r&hell…Read More
2019-09-02 14:33
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 w… Read More
2019-03-29 12:36
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… Read More
2019-03-20 17:12
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 homema… Read More
2017-05-08 23:23
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Your Ultimate Guide To Camellias In Porto
2017-01-20 16:36
In the North of Portugal, parks radiate green under rain filled winter skies. Moss gently spreads along ancient stone walls, vines creep up porcelain tiles as Camellia trees burst … Read More
We Wrote A Book!!
2016-11-24 22:37
It has been a long hard road, full of ups and downs, but today we are incredibly excited to announce that Catavino’s first book, The Undiscovered Food Stories of Northern Portuga… Read More
Recipe: Broa De Avintes
2016-09-29 14:05
In every country across southern Europe, you’ll find bread, but none so dedicated as the Portuguese. Each table in every home and restaurant has an assorted basket of Portuguese bread… Read More
Celebrate Port Wine Day In Porto!
2016-09-05 13:39
Now that autumn is upon us, there’s really no reason why you shouldn’t be cracking open a Port wine to celebrate the season. It warms the body when the winter chill seeps in. It… Read More
Recipe: Portuguese Pasteis De Bacalhau
2016-07-18 11:32
It’s said that the Portuguese have enough bacalhau (dried salted cod) recipes to create a different dish for every day of the year! Though possibly a touch farfetch… Read More
Portuguese Dessert Recipe: Pão-de-Ló
2016-06-27 15:24
There are several ways to learn about a country and its people. While some choose to expand their knowledge through books, others decide to visit in person. I was zealous and did both before… Read More
2016-06-06 12:18
For me, the sandwich is the pinnacle of the food pyramid. Sure I love fine dining, a good seafood feast, or a perfectly prepared piece of roasted meat; but in the end, I will always long for… Read More
5 Must Visit Wine Shops In Lisbon
2016-05-31 10:15
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 diff… Read More
Recipe: Portuguese Molho De Leitão
2016-04-22 11:20
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 sucklin… Read More
Portuguese Recipe: Sardine Pâté
2016-03-30 10:12
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… Read More
2016-03-19 18:53
Prior to my migration from America to Portugal in 2011, I had often heard of the love affair that the Portuguese have with their eggs, especially when used in their sugar laden sweets. I did… Read More
2016-01-20 10:29
Did you know that Madeira was poured during Thomas Jefferson’s toast at the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, or that it was savored at the inauguratio… Read More
2016-01-01 18:58
2015 was an amazing year for us! It was our first full year offering custom tours throughout Portugal and Spain! Having lived on the Iberian Peninsula for over a de… Read More
2015-12-24 16:31
As an immigrant living on the other side of the world, the Holidays conjure up nostalgia, a desire to be close to the people you love. It’s a feeling of longing, of saudades, imagining… Read More
The Spanish Wine Holiday Survival Pack
2015-12-07 15:10
Thankfully, the joyous stretch of time known as “the Holidays” come once a year and last only a few weeks. Seeing old friends and family can be really great and this makes it a f… Read More
Dinner In Viseu: Chewing Over Identity
2015-11-25 14:47
Though it had been one of the rainiest and foggiest weeks I had ever spent in Portugal, on this particular day, the dreariness gave new meaning to the word “melancholy.” In no wa… Read More
Where To Find Outstanding Fish In Lisbon!
2015-10-12 14:18
They say we should eat to live and not live to eat. But in Portugal, the line between the two becomes blurred. Eating fresh, whole, seasonal and locally sourced may be ultra-trendy these day… Read More
Baking Bread With A Portuguese Grandmother
2015-09-16 08:36
Housed in an 18th century baroque building, we leave behind the contrasting sleek interior of the bread and wine museum and step back onto the cobbled streets of the charming village of Fava… Read More

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