Category: Estreito de Camara de Lobos

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…

Photos Of The Day – Bastardo vines

  Bastardo is back! No, we’re not talking about any considerable volumes. Just a few rows here and there. But the re-planting of the grape which is supported by the institute of IVBAM, is slightly increasing. Whether or not there’s…

Photo of the day: Tinta Negra

  When reading about Madeira in the wine literature, you’ll most likely notice the use of the name Tinta Negra Mole. If the grape, which stands for up to 85% of the vineyard cultivations on the island, is the same…

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…

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,…

Tinta Negra Mole – Give the grape a break!

Bemocked and minimized in importance for years – it is now time to give Tinta Negra Mole, or just Tinta Negra, some credit. Not only for the fact it can provide great varietal wines but also for in some extent…

Malmsey

Dags för den sista av de fyra druvor som även indikerar vinstilen; Malmsey. För de flesta är druvan totalt okänd, åtminstone när det engelska namnet kommer på tal, men bakom lurar mer välkända Malvasia. Faktum är att Malvasia Cândida var…

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