Category: Food

Paixão Do Vinho – A Little Gem Of A Wine Bar

  Are you visiting Madeira and Funchal? Would you like to learn more about Portuguese wines in general, including Madeira? Then you must visit Paixão do Vinho! Filipe Santos runs a wine distribution on Madeira. He is also the man…

Passion For Wine, Passion For Verdelho

  You know, it’s not all fortified. Madeira wine that is. Although the table wines only represents a fraction of the island’s total production, they are to be found. But – there is always a but – just a few of…

A Madeira Wine Dinner

  The 30 seats were quickly booked but to be honest; did any of the guests really know what was awaiting them? Adam Dahlberg and Albin Wessman, both previously at Mathias Dahlgren, runs Adam & Albin Matstudio in Stockholm. Two…

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….

Midsummer’s Eve & Sercial; A Perfect Pairing.

Sweden and Midsummer. Pagan rituals adapted for the modern citizen.  Culinary delicacies from the sea. BBQ in the evening. The decorated Maypole is raised. Songs and dancing. Right, we drink aquavit as well. For some Midsummer is the highlight of the…

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…

Pairing Madeira Wine With Food

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…

Rita Maria G G Marques; master of Bolo de Mel

Madeira wine, honey, walnuts, almonds, Sugar cane, spices…. Correct. That’s some of the ingredients in a Bolo de mel, Madeira’s pride. Just as the wine it smells divine but I’m one of those that needs to settle with the seductive…

A closer look at Campo Experimental

  My meeting with Engº. Magalhães at Campo Experimental outside of Calheta, has already been handled here. But one can never publish too many photographs so here comes a walkthrough the Campo – in pictures! Normally you would probably be…

A Madeira scent: sugar cane!

  Have you ever wondered about the wine vocabulary used to describe bouquet and palate; expressions that makes you curious how on earth the taster acquired that specific reference? Cultural differences and your geographical location probably contributes to differing tasting…

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