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…

Have some Madeira M’Dear

ARTIST: Flanders and SwannTITLE: Have Some Madeira, M’DearShe was young, she was pure, she was new, she was niceShe was fair, she was sweet seventeenHe was old, he was vile, and no stranger to viceHe was base, he was bad,…

Veiga França 1940 Solera

  Veiga França, Silva Vinhos and H.M. Borges. The Solera 1940 that once started at Veiga França have spent some time traveling between the lodges due to its owners ending up in bankruptcy. Therefore, it feels good it now has…

Broadbent’s 10 Years Old Malmsey

  Finally! At last I got to taste the Broadbent 10 years old Malmsey – a wine which seems to be highly praised amongst those residing on the other side of the Atlantic. The bottling isn’t as available in Europe…

If these casks could talk….

  Madeira aged in a canteiro system is all about old casks. I mean really old! Beyond the angel’s shares due to the evaporation, the casks also might start leaking suddenly and thus in urgent need of being fixed.  Entering…

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…

Soil Talk

  Dear volcanic Madeira soil; thank you for being so rich in basalt, lava, trachite, tuff, scoria and conglomerate. Without you this blog wouldn’t exist!   Thank you for being influenced by the weather and making the rocks erode, ensuring…

Pereira d’Oliveira 1981 Verdelho Colheita

  Colheita. When most of us bump into the term we think of Port wine and not Madeira. Fair enough considering it’s a relative newcomer for Madeira wines. Simply put it’s, in Douro, a tawny port from a single vintage…

Pereira d’Oliveira 1971 Sercial Vintage

  The late Clare Valley wine producer Jim Barry said: “Sometimes it takes longer than a lifetime to do a lifetime’s work… it’s now up to my children.” I can’t help but think how right he was and when giving…

Henriques & Henriques 5 Years Old Medium Rich

You know, I do drink Madeira wine that doesn’t cost a fortune. Not only because my wallet doesn’t allow the extravaganza but also to never loose perspective. One who only drinks the best will never have anything to compare with…

1934 Bual Abudarham

  No, I have never tasted the 1934 Bual from Abudarham but Richard Jennings had it recently with satisfying result (RJ 93 points). For those interested in finding a bottle there’s one auctioned out in Denmark soon. A lot containing…

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