Do the respective Madeira wine producers have their specialities? Depends on who you ask of course but I must confess I have my preferences when it comes to certain grapes. For example I have a weak spot for Sercial when it comes from Blandy’s. The same goes for Malvasia when the label says Vinhos Barbeito.
Vintage variation and vintage expectation; does this matter when it comes to Madeira wine? The doubtful might question if it gives any meaning to talk about it, considering it’s only microscopic amounts of Vintage Madeira produced every year. Furthermore, most of the grape juice is used for blending and although one year might be of [...]
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 Madeira’s been the topic – which is the main wine tasting I try to sell [...]
3, 5, 10, 15 and 20 years old. Occasionally you will also bump into the 30 and 40 years old blends – the latter being the oldest stated blend allowed in the Madeira wine regulation. But are they all needed; is there a demand for the different ages or are the Madeira producers just making [...]
Mad about Madeira continues promoting the island in a broader perspective. Here’s the last one of four photographic reports. If you like the content, I invite you to visit and like the site’s Facebook page as well. Again, it is great to have you here; thank YOU for following my attempts to put focus [...]
Madeira rocks my world. There’s nothing like it. I guess, if you’re reading here, you have also discovered the greatness of a Madeira wine. Sadly, we’re few. So please, help me spreading the word about the world’s greatest and most breathtaking wine. Drink it. Love it. Share it!
Considering all the limited bottlings I’ve recently posted [...]
Madeira rocks my world. There’s nothing like it. I guess, if you’re reading here, you have also discovered the greatness in a Madeira wine. Sadly, we’re few. So please, help me spreading the word about the world’s greatest and most breathtaking wine. Drink it. Love it. Share it!
Tinta Negra. Madeira’s Achilles heel, brake block [...]
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If a wine is limited in production, [...]
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