Henriques & Henriques 1957 Boal Vintage

  Vintage Madeira is not only a lovely drink, it also awakens memories. In 1992 I turned 20. It was also the year when the most amazing football sensation took place (at least if your of Danish origin) and Denmark…

Are you mad about Madeira?

  Welcome to the new Mad about Madeira site! It took a while to create it and boy am I glad I didn’t give up when FTP’s, Databases and widgets made me question what the heck I was doing. The…

Blandy’s 2004 Harvest Malmsey

  What Francisco Albuquerque has done for Madeira wine deserves some respect whether you like the MWC style or not. With Francisco as the head oenologist, MWC has shown they’re willing to – and want to – modernize the view…

It’s Muito Velho. It’s muito respect.

  Muito Velho. That is old you know. Very old. “It’s the new name of the Reserva wines”, Carlota, Edmundo Olim’s daughter, tells me. “They were made by my great grandfather”, she continues.Artur and Edmundo Olim don’t know how old…

5 quick ones to Peter Reutter

I visit the site a lot. Probably several times a week. Every time I am impressed by the work behind MadeiraWineGuide and the knowledge I know the author of the site possesses. I read Peter Reutter’s MWG as a guide…

Henriques & Henriques 10 Years Old Verdelho

  Lack of inspiration or motivation you might think. After all, how much can one write about Madeira wine on a regular basis? But no, there’s nothing wrong with my passion and love when it comes to the wines from…

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…

Broadbent’s 5 Years Old Reserve

  Let’s get some balance back to this blog! My Madeira life’s been too good to me lately and I don’t want to confuse you dear reader. I don’t drink 1894 or 1898 Soleras every weekend. Nor do I drink…

5 quick ones to Debra Meiburg MW!

Time for yet a fantastic wine personality to answer my ‘5 quick ones’ – Debra Meiburg MW! A long-time resident of Hong Kong, Master of Wine Debra Meiburg is a celebrated wine journalist, TV personality, wine educator and in-demand speaker…

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…

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