O divino – AQUI TÃO PERTO

  O divino – AQUI TÃO PERTO. Mr. Luís d’Oliveira shows me the article in December 2009’s issue of Wine – a Portuguese Wine Magazine. As close to heaven as you can get. Yesterday I was close to heaven when…

Pastéis de Nata meets Tinta Negra Mole

Pastéis de Nata – or if you’re in Lisboa – Pastéis de Belém, is a Portuguese custard cake to die for! When served lukewarm and sprinkled with cinnamon it’s truly divine together with an espresso – or when wine is…

Artur Barros e Sousa – a true handcraft

You know the phrase – ” A picture is worth a thousand words.” If I had to pick just one to describe the handcraft expressed in everything Artur and Edmundo stands for it would have to be this one! Dust,…

Borracheiro – the carrier’s

There was a time when transporting wine only was possible in two ways; by boat or by borracheiro. The borracheiro, a man who transported the grape juice right after pressing, was a common sight on Madeira before vehicles and the…

Thoughts from Madeira

Maybe you’ve seen it already – in the right column on top. Twitter – yet another feature on my blogs – and a perfect way of quickly documenting my thoughts as well as for using in future contributions on the…

Sercial at Blandy’s Wine Lodge

A sudden quick shower surprised us – thankfully just a hundred meters from the Blandy’s Lodge on Avenida Arriaga – can one ask for a better shelter? The Vintage Room at the lodge is heaven for a Madeira wine freak…

Funchal – the 27th of February

A lovely and warm day in Funchal gave us the opportunity to walk the city and have a more thorough look at the damage the flooding brought. It’s a strange feeling entering a city walking a car tunnel but this…

Funchal: Finding its way back.

I saw a woman downtown Funchal crying today. It was obvious why. But life goes on. Life must go on. Even when hit by a catastrophe. The Madeiran’s are walking the streets again, taking the bus to work and sending…

A thought to the Madeiran’s

Saturday evening. The phone rings: ‘Have you seen the flooding in Funchal?’, my brother says. It can’t be that bad I think, but quickly has to revise that when realizing – after watching the news – that Funchal is severely…

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…

Bottle number 475 out of 1026!

The coolest thing about the 2000 Malvasia Cask 44a from Vinhos Barbeito? It was not ment to be! In March 2007 Ricardo Diogo V. Freitas decided that amongst the 32 casks of their 2000 Malvasia, cask 40a were to be…

1910 Sercial

Dramatiska händelser utspelar sig i landet vid skördetiden. Den 5 oktober 1910 utbryter en revolution på portugisiska fastlandet och kungen tvingas fly landet. En republik utropas och få visste då att landet snart skulle vara fast i en militärdiktatur som…

Ett udda par!

  Greppet är nytt, helt nytt. Att blanda ädla druvsorter. Samtidigt som det är innovativt av Madeira Wine Company är det också ett nödvändigt drag för att attrahera nya potentiella konsumenter, särskilt efter att den största kassakon slutligen försvann 2001….

Fajã dos Padres

Alla vinregioner har ett namn som står över alla andra i renommé må det vara egendom, vinmark eller vinmakare. Madeira är inget undantag. Avsaknaden av specifika vinmarker, vinifierade och buteljerade separat likt en burgundisk Grand Cru, är det just ett…

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