Category: Images

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…

Vinhos Barbeito; Sealing With Wax

  Sealing bottles with wax is still practiced by some producers, mainly for their top premium wines or limited edition bottles. Here, the stenciling and waxing of a 30 Years Old Malvasia at Vinhos Barbeito.        

Photo Of The Day – The North Side

  Are they still popular, those sound machines that brought ocean waves to our bedrooms? Well, don’t put too much effort in it, trying to sell one to the owner of this house. A visit to Madeira isn’t complete if…

Photo Of The Day – Being Green

There are almost 1,500 registered vine growers on the island of Madeira and around half of them don’t deliver more than 2,500 kilos of grapes each year. What few perhaps didn’t know is that a lot of these are quite…

Photo Of The Day: Enter The World Of Madeira

Be warned. Once you’ve entered the gate there’s no turning back; you’re stuck for the rest of your life. Stuck in the amazing world of Madeira wines. And yes, I know what you’re thinking; “Why didn’t I enter before?” Photo…

Photo Of The Day: Bual

  2012 is considered a very fine vintage for most grape varieties in Madeira. In general 2013 was a more difficult year and yet I’ve heard more than one producer indicate that last year resulted in superior grapes. A more…

Madeira 2014; First Trip Of The Year

  By now I’ve probably lost the count. That is, how many times I’ve visited Madeira. There’s only one thing I’m sure about – I need to go more often. Going to Madeira in January is like buying a lottery…

Images of Madeira

  To all of you dreaming of traveling to Madeira, perhaps revisiting the island or living there; some new images of Madeira! Scenery photos, city images or just details from the everyday life in Madeira. Enjoy. A great way to…

Madeira Images

  Can’t have too a many photos from Madeira, right? Here’s a few more from around the island in October. Mercado dos Lavradores, the workers’ market in Funchal. A producer few knows about, J. Faria & Filhos Lda. Not sunshine…

Madeira Images & 1984 D’Oliveiras Boal Colheita

  Ok, here goes. More great images from Madeira in October. And a tasting note on a great affordable Boal in the end. Enjoy! Ponta de São Lourenço Funchal sea front Monte cable car Fog, mountains. Magical Madeira.  Fish market…

Madeira Photos – Part Two

  More images from Madeira at the end of October. Autumn is coming although it’s different from how we Northern people define the season. Photos clickable. Enjoy the beauty of Madeira. Time for some well deserved sleep. See you in…

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