Category: Blends

Images From ViniPortugal In Stockholm

  Among all wine events visiting Stockholm throughout the year, the Wines of Portugal day, arranged by ViniPortugal, are often one of the best. The 2014 version was not only yet a well organized journey through Portuguese wines, it was…

Pairing Madeira & Food At Chalet Vicente

  Generous chunks of polvo – squid that is – marinated in vinegar together with raw vegetables and parsley. Not pickled, more the gentle acidity of a nice vinegar. For aesthetic reasons, serve it in a hollowed out cabbage head….

H.M. Borges – A Sercial Quartet

Over the years I’ve conducted a lot of tastings. Those I most clearly remember are not the ones involving the great names and vintages, but the occasions where the participants has left the tasting in a vision like mode. When…

20 Years Old Madeira – A Most welcome Trend

Twenty years old Madeira. For the initiated Madeira consumer this has primarily been equal to Vintage wines which by regulation needs to spend two decades in cask. Most of these however, are allowed to evolve much longer than that, knowing…

Blandy’s: 10 Years Old Dry Sercial

Most Madeira wines sold are three years old. Nothing spectacular in that. It’s the same in basically all wine regions. But when people upgrade, to a ten years old for example, then they notice the huge difference in quality and…

Blandy’s: 20 years old Terrantez

  The grapes keeps coming in and a new truck has just arrived. Tinta Negra and Verdelho. Plastic cases filled with grapes are lined up. Around 35 kilos in each. Forget about the romanticized idea of winemaking; this is hard…

Pereira d’Oliveira – 15 Years Old Doce

  Doce. That is Portuguese for sweet. The labeling of the non-vintage wines at Pereira d’Oliveiras are easy to follow. Dry, medium dry, semi sweet and sweet. Add the age to that; 5 years old, 10 years old or 15…

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