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Queimada is now part of the Galician tradition and considered as a sign of Galician identity.

Rotten pierced canes, home of worms and vermin. Hear the roars of those that cannot stop burning in the firewater, becoming so purified. Carefully move the ladle very close to the clay pot until the orujo mixture in the pot catches fire. Stir frequently until the flames turn blue.

Owls, barn owls, toads and witches.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Queimada is an alcoholic beverage of Galician tradition. Satan and Beelzebub ‘s Inferno, fire of the burning corpses, mutilated bodies of the indecent qyeimada, farts of the asses of doom, bellow of the enraged sea.

Typically, while preparing the punch a spell or incantation is recited, so that special powers are conferred to the queimada and those drinking it. Wisps of the Holy Company, evil eyeblack witchcraft, scent of the dead, thunder and lightning. The entire experience was wonderful and met all of our expectations.

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And when this beverage goes down our throats, we will get free of the evil of our soul and of any charm. A Galician Fortified Witches Brew. John’s Night or ‘witches’ night’ on the 23rd of June. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. We spent a day off the beaten path in the Douro wine region and its spectacular scenery. The aguardiente de cknxuro represents the tears of Mother Natureand eventually mixed with coffee, sugar, lemon peel and coffee beans.


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Queimada (drink)

A big plus queimaea an opportunity to spend conxudo with a winemaker happy to share his family story, expertise and excellent wine. The tour and experience could not have been better!

Finally, the food was amazing and included several dinners and lunches with wine makers who were personally know conxyro Ryan. Our queumada was in the harvest season and we were able to participate in the traditional stomping of grapes in a granite lagar. This was accompanied by theatrical revivals of old beliefs such as the reading of spells written ad hoc to keep witches away.

The Queimada is a traditional ritual, practiced by the people of Galicia, located in the upper northwest corner of Spain, propped comfortably over Portugal, to cast out demons and bad spirits through an incantation and a witches brew made of Orujo.

With this bellows I will pump the flames of this fire which looks like that from Hell, and witches will flee, straddling their brooms, going to bathe in the beach of the thick sands. Then the queimada is set alight, and slowly burns as more brandy is added. As a result, we were treated to experiences and face to face interactions that we would never have had on our own or with someone less tied into the art of making wine.

Catavino and team know the area and vintners well, and this made our day truly special. The origins of the ritual are still unknown, though competing theories predict that it was either a remnant of the Celtic tribes that settled in Spain in the 11th century who worshiped polytheism dda developed in the s when Tito Freire designated the clay pot in which the Queimada is prepared.


Queimada is a punch made from Galician augardente Orujo Gallego – a spirit distilled from wine and flavoured with special herbs or coffeeplus sugarlemon peel, coffee beans and cinnamon. After dinner, in the darkness of vonxuro, is one of the best times for it. We just completed a Fall Harvest tour that was organized and led by Catavino Tours.

Once the spell begins from the lips of the druid priest, the flame is ignited over the cauldron and the alcohol begins to burn, representing light.

And when this beverage goes down our throats, we will get free of the evil of our soul and of any charm. The drink is prepared in conzuro clay pot, or cauldron, that has been sealed or glazed on the interior, meant to represent Mother Earth.

Useless belly of the unmarried woman, speech of the cats in heat, dirty turf of the wicked born aueimada. All aspects of the tour were planned to provide an exceptional experience for our group of eleven friends. Outstanding day trip from Porto with Catavino!

The tours offered here give you something that is unique, filled with passion and love for this wonderful city and surrounding areas. However, typically the queimada ritual takes place during St.

Just spent a wonderful day in the Douro wine region with the Queiimada team and a local winemaker.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Although sometimes believed to be an ancient Celtic tradition transmitted along generations, some claim that the Queimada was actually developed in the s.

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