Category: IVBAM

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…

Terrantez – Save The Grape!

The global economic situation has haunted Portugal for quite some time now. Madeira is no exception. And when it rains it pours meaning Madeira has suffered more than one can imagine. But in my world you take the difficult decisions during…

Extinct Madeira Grape varieties – Moscatel

  Madeira wine nuts need to stick together. Follow Mad about Madeira on Facebook! And while there, give my other wine site a like as well, Wine Virtuosity. I’m also on Twitter, like anyone else. Let’s tweet! Bastardo, Terrantez and…

A tour around the island – Part 2

Funchal seen from the Cable Car on the way up to Monte – or its full length name, Nossa Senhora do Monte. Not for the claustrophobic I can tell you. And do you have the slightest tendency for sea sickness,…

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…

Who’s checking out Mad about Madeira regularly?

  Keeping a blog that solely handles Madeira demands some mental activity. Not only is the subject as narrow as it possibly can be – the Madeira cognoscente around the world are not that many either. Think about it; in…

The last Bastardo

Admit it – Bastardo sounds more interesting than Trousseau. Unfortunately the growers on the island of Madeira disagrees and today the grape is more or less extinct. You will find a plant at Rua dos Ferreiros 109 when you stand…

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