Category: Literature

Photo Of The Day: More Tinta Negra

  “There is also a small black Burgundy grape called Negra Mole which produces a wine called Tinta, formerly a type of Madeira but now chiefly used for blending.” About Tinta Negra there is little nice to be said, seemed…

Henriques & Henriques – 1954 Terrantez

I’m delighted to see that the number of visitors keeps moving upwards. In the last 30 days the site has had visitors from 47 different countries (spambots and other evil not included)! A new record. The biggest of thanks to…

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…

Henriques & Henriques 20 years old Terrantez

You know, there’s a saying in Portugal: “As uvas de Terrantez, não as comas nem as dês, para vinho Deus as fez.” Meaning: The grapes of Terrantez are not for eating, nor to give them away, but for wine god…

Trevor Elliott: the wines of madeira

  Eager to find out more about regions such as Bordeaux or Burgundy? Then your biggest problem will be to choose in the vast selection of literature offered within the subjects. Exactly the opposite is the case when it comes…

Are you one of my new followers?

  It seems an eternity ago and once in a while I have to remind myself of our five weeks stay in Funchal earlier this year. More than 1,000 photographs do their part to help and when the urge to…

Debra Meiburg MW talks Madeira!

  There’s no doubt the Madeira wine are worthy of more attention than it gets. That’s why it’s so pleasing to read Debra Meiburg’s piece on the subject – Mind your Madeira: Exploring “America’s Fortified Wine” Click here to read…

Madeira is back – at least in UK!

British Telegraph reports that Madeira has had something of a resurrection in the country and that sales are rocketing! Waitrose increased their sale with 20 per cent last 12 months and reports from other retailers are similar.     For…

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