Category: Interviews

A Memorable Night In Funchal

  An autumn rainstorm is passing by outside. Some thundering as well and for a short moment I can’t help but to think it’s kind of fitting the occasion. Around me are people in long velvety capes, jackets in a…

Since The Last Time

I have been a thousand places Seen a million faces Since the last time It’s been way too long since the last posting on the site. Almost three months. An eternity in cyberspace but not as long as between the…

Madeira 2012; A Photographic Report – Part 2

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….

Madeira for Survivors

  Three times our deal had been restructured.  Three times we’d had people break down in tears that our deal would endure another month. But that all seemed in the past at the celebration dinner in late February at a…

The Rare Wine Co.; Historic Series – Boston Bual

  There’s this little thing I haven’t mentioned in the two previous postings on the Historic Series. It’s spelled old wine. Really, really old wine! In each of the wines, the winemaker Ricardo Diogo Freitas includes 15 per cent Tinta…

5 quick ones to Peter Reutter

I visit the site a lot. Probably several times a week. Every time I am impressed by the work behind MadeiraWineGuide and the knowledge I know the author of the site possesses. I read Peter Reutter’s MWG as a guide…

5 quick ones to Trevor Elliott

Have you bought it yet? Trevor’s most wished-for work on Madeira. Personally I am tremendously grateful for having easy access to updated information on the island’s wine industry. Trevor Elliott knows his Madeira but also has first-hand knowledge of viticulture…

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