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Join us as we explore the world around us. Explore is a place for us to riff on ideas that don’t fit the Iberian wine mold, and allows us to share our travels around the globe! You never know what to expect in explore.

Happy New Year from Catavino Tours!

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 decade, it has been an incredible feeling to share our favorite back alley cafes, isolated beaches, sunset drenched vineyards, and of course, mountains of insanely delicious foods with new friends from around the world! Why not …

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6 Extreme Foods of Northern Portugal – For Foodie Adventurers

Don’t let the bucolic fields of pink and white almond blossoms, abundant fruit orchards and twisty vineyards fool you, there’s a gory, bloody side to Northern Portugal. Here is where you’ll find extreme snout to tail eating, where winter pig slaughters are a time for families to bond, to roll up their sleeves and hand-wash …

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A Tale of Two Portuguese Regions: Douro & Serra da Estrela Are Calling Part II

Editor’s Note: In Part I, Sonia visited some of the Douro’s enchanting wine-producing villages, took in prehistoric art at the Coa Museum with wine glass in hand, savored the rustic flavors of the Beira Interior at O Lagar, and was nearly run over by a pickup truck packed with shouting, shirtless men in the historic village of …

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