Artur de Barros e Sousa

Exciting News For Friends Of Artur Barros

  When Artur and Edmundo Olím finally sold Artur de Barros e Sousa, Lda (ABSL) a few years ago, it didn’t come as a huge surprise that the neighbors were the buying part. After all, d’Oliveiras is a popular destination…

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A Memorable Night In Funchal

  An autumn rainstorm is passing by outside. Some thundering as well and for a short moment I can’t help but to think it’s kind of fitting the occasion. Around me are people in long velvety capes, jackets in a…

View at Eira do Serrano, Madeira

Curral Das Freiras – Valley Of The Nuns

  It feels strange to talk about remote places in Madeira, especially nowadays when the infrastructure is top-notch. But there was a time when the parish of Curral das Freiras was pretty isolated – or perhaps rather, protected. It is…

2015 Atlantis Verdelho, Blandy's

A New Table Wine; Atlantis Verdelho

  Is there a future for the table wines of Madeira? 10 years ago that question was fully legitimate. Today it’s a no brainer. Like asking if the pope is catholic. And I’m pretty sure we’ve just seen the start…

Quinta do Bispo, Blandy's

Quinta do Bispo

  One option is of course to just hope business will continue as usual. That the next generation of wine growers considers it natural delivering grapes to the producers. But what if not? What if they want to do something…

Madeira article in Livets Goda

Since The Last Time

I have been a thousand places Seen a million faces Since the last time It’s been way too long since the last posting on the site. Almost three months. An eternity in cyberspace but not as long as between the…

#madeirawineday

#madeirawineday – The Followup

  Wine sites come and go, this one stays! It’s been around eight years now, Mad about Madeira, and there’s no intention to stop. Madeira is still the most breathtaking wine in my world & I’ll keep promoting it to…

Blandy's 30 Years Old Bual

Blandy’s 30 Years Old Bual – A Great Debut

  There’s a first time for everything. Like producing a 30 Years Old Bual. But hopefully not a last time because Blandy’s initial attempt at the mentioned age level is nothing but brilliant. Many sequels please. No, it’s actually not…

1877 Terrantez HM Borges

HM Borges 1877 Terrantez – A Storyteller

  I probably should focus totally on what’s in the glass, the 1877 Terrantez, a monumental wine and a memory for life. A wine bought by the company’s founder Henrique Menezes Borges shortly after he started the partidista business of…

#madeirawineday

The 1st of July is #madeirawineday

  “Dia da Madeira” (Madeira day) is celebrated on the 1st of July, the date when Portugal granted Madeira its autonomy back in 1976. It’s a perfect occasion to show you support the craftsmanship carried out by those involved in…

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