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July 1 Is #madeirawineday – 2017

  “Dia da Madeira” (Madeira day) is celebrated on the 1st of July, the date when Portugal granted Madeira its autonomy back in 1976. It is hence a perfect occasion to show you support the craftsmanship carried out by those…

2016 – A Madeira Odyssey From A To Z

  My first thought when I decided to do an A to Z on Madeira, summing up 2016? I must be mad. Is there enough stuff to write about? Then I started going through my notes and photos. And ended…

Vinhos Barbeito – Turning 70 & 25 Years

  In times when most producers were giving up, Mário Barbeito de Vasconcelos thought differently and founded Vinhos Barbeito in 1946. He started buying old stocks of Madeira wine as he believed these could only continue going up in value,…

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…

#madeirawineday – The Followup

  Wine sites come and go, this one stays! It’s been around eight years now, Mad about Madeira, and there’s no intention to stop. Madeira is still the most breathtaking wine in my world & I’ll keep promoting it to…

The 1st of July is #madeirawineday

  “Dia da Madeira” (Madeira day) is celebrated on the 1st of July, the date when Portugal granted Madeira its autonomy back in 1976. It’s a perfect occasion to show you support the craftsmanship carried out by those involved in…

Paixão Do Vinho – A Little Gem Of A Wine Bar

  Are you visiting Madeira and Funchal? Would you like to learn more about Portuguese wines in general, including Madeira? Then you must visit Paixão do Vinho! Filipe Santos runs a wine distribution on Madeira. He is also the man…

Mad About Madeira Goes Spotify

  Music is a big part of our lives, essential even. Don’t think anyone will question that. However, if music is able to influence how you perceive a wine is another chapter. Guess it all comes down to how much…

Bye, Bye Backlog

  I should update more often. Or let’s put it like this; I want to update more often. My backlog is steadily growing. I guess there’s no one but myself to blame but believe me, I’m doing my best to…

#madeirawineday

  It’s gorgeous, the 1999 Sercial Colheita from d’Oliveiras. Bottled in 2013, it offers a green almonds character, sour lemons and an iodeni’sh herbal character. I love it! The sourness, the refreshing style, the balance. Somebody, I think it was…

Vote Madeira In Wine Blog Awards

  Later in 2015, Mad about Madeira is celebrating seven years on the world wide web. That’s a long time on the Internet and I’ve seen many other wine sites come and go. I guess some were hoping cyberspace would…

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