A week has passed since the winners in the Wine Blog Awards were announced. One week. Time to put an end to the mourning period, wipe off the tears and accept the fact the world wasn’t fully ready yet to be conquered by a guy mad about Madeira.
Charleston has one. Savannah as well. Boston too. And New York. New Orleans got a rare Special reserve. Baltimore has Rainwater. Now there’s also one dedicated to a Virginia family; the Lees at Stratford Hall.
History was my favorite subject back in school. The past fascinated. Still does. Furthermore, as [...]
1885. That’s 128 years ago. The Danish physicist Niels Bohr’s birth year. And the Verdelho of Vinhos Barbeito.
How’s it possible that a wine is at its best more more than a century after production? Can you explain it for me? Yes, I’m aware of the unique structure a Madeira wine possesses but still; 128 [...]
Turning 200 years old needs to be highlighted right? If you’re closing in at two centuries you can always ask someone with the experience for tips. Blandy’s for example. In 2011 the Madeira wine producer arranged some historical bicentennial tastings in San Fransisco, New York, London and finally where it all started, in Funchal.
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 they need it. Vintage Madeira is such a miniscule part of the overall production yet [...]
Somebody smart once said that wine is bottled poetry. Let’s call this intelligent dude Robert Louis Stevenson. Robert was born in 1850, the same year as Wagner’s opera Lohengrin premieres. I think he was a little bit too generous there, the author behind Long John Silver. Not all wine is bottled poetry. A majority of the [...]
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 is so much more than just a wine, sometimes you’re drinking history as well. The Historic Series Madeira from The Rare Wine Co. for instance, is not just a glass of Madeira, it is also an insight to America’s history and the important role Madeira had in the country. That calls for a revival of [...]
600 photographs later, lots of new impressions, knowledge and wines tasted, Mad about Madeira have all the prerequisites to continue yet a year. Regular visits is a must and I can’t thank the producers enough for their time and generosity. Please continue liking and sharing my site; for that I can’t thank YOU enough!
I can’t think of a better way to report but directly from Madeira! Tasting the current vintage, last year’s or an 1885 Verdelho, doesn’t really matter; it is all great fun and inspires me a lot to keep on writing this site. Thanks for reading and sharing Mad about Madeira! And don’t forget to buy [...]
Madeira rocks my world. There’s nothing like it. Even blended wines makes a terrific pour, especially 10,15 and 20 years old Madeiras. Here’s to Madeira that wont ruin you. Thanks for following!
No, I wont consider them mini vintage wines, the 15 and 20 years old Madeiras. There’s a reason for why they are blends [...]
Madeira rocks my world. There’s nothing like it. But what makes it even more awesome, is it’s ability to pair with food. Here’s to Madeira and food. Thanks for following and sharing my site. Did you know Mad about Madeira is on Facebook as well?
One of the main reasons why Madeira isn’t as appreciated as [...]
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