Category: Madeira

Blandy’s: 20 years old Terrantez

  The grapes keeps coming in and a new truck has just arrived. Tinta Negra and Verdelho. Plastic cases filled with grapes are lined up. Around 35 kilos in each. Forget about the romanticized idea of winemaking; this is hard…

Madeira; A travel in time.

  When I look back I actually have a hard time understanding how I made it all. Leaving for Funchal Tuesday – heading back home again on Sunday. All producers visited, some twice. The incoming of the grapes, picking grapes…

Rainwater – a diluted Madeira?

  Some wines it is only logical you approach with great suspicion or caution. It may be an odd looking bottle where your initial thought probably is something like: “Ok, so they couldn’t sell it based on the content.” Or…

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…

Vinhos Barbeito: 2002.85.110.1035

  Funny actually. Tinta Negra stands for around 85 per cent of the viticultural landscape on the island and yet I’m about to praise a limited edition version with only 1,035 bottles produced. The initiated already knows what’s on my…

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