Sonia Nolasco

Born in Lisbon, Sonia grew up in the Ironbound, a vibrant Portuguese immigrant enclave in Newark, New Jersey. Sonia’s passion for Portuguese culture, food and wine eventually led her to Catavino, where she has primarily focused on giving a voice to a Portugal less traveled. Sonia is the co-author of "Porto: Stories from Portugal’s Historic Bolhão Market." Learn more about Sonia at www.portugallesstraveled.com and follow her on Twitter @reddishSonia, Instagram @sonia_a_nolasco, and facebook/sonia.nolasco.773

Tawny versus Moscatel: Which Pairs Best with a Classic American Pie?

When Warre’s, one of the great Port wine companies, put its Otima 10 bottle on the market, it was targeting a younger crowd with its cleaner and more modern packaging. It apparently worked for this 30-year-old wine drinker, who normally has a soft spot for the ornate, but in this case couldn’t resist how the …

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Newark is Home Away From Home to Portuguese Immigrants

New Jersey’s diversity can be found throughout the state in close-knit ethnic communities. Visitors can eat, shop, and partake of their customs. Ferry Street (or Portugal Avenue) in the Ironbound section of Newark is the heart of Portuguese activity in the state. Terracotta-roofed restaurants and cobblestone sidewalks mob this main thoroughfare that embodies the relaxed …

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Portuguese Traits Distinguish Connecticut Immigrant from Neighboring Vineyards

Editor’s Note: A few month’s ago, we were contacted by a passionate Portuguese emigrant, living in Connecticut, who longed to share stories about the foods, wines and culture of Portugal. And having stumbled across Catavino, she felt it would be the perfect location to place such stories, a request we couldn’t refuse. Sonia Andresson-Nolasco is …

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