Category: Artur Barros e Sousa Lda

Exciting News For Friends Of Artur Barros

  When Artur and Edmundo Olím finally sold Artur de Barros e Sousa, Lda (ABSL) a few years ago, it didn’t come as a huge surprise that the neighbors were the buying part. After all, d’Oliveiras is a popular destination…

1980 Terrantez From The Olím Brothers

  Wine is supposed to be consumed, not kept, although some bottles come with a certain psychological barrier. Like the 1980 Terrantez from the Olím brothers Artur and Edmundo, a k a Artur Barros e Sousa Lda. Now history as…

Artur & Edmundo Olim; Thank You For Everything

  It all started with Dr Pedro Jose Lomelino setting up the company for Artur de Barros e Sousa in the beginning of the 1920’s. It all ends, 91 years later with Artur and Edmundo Olim, the fourth generation. Artur Barros…

1987, Mullet Haircuts, ABSL & Sercial

  Mullet head, don’t touch the back. Cut the sides, don’t touch the back* 1987. Single release of No Sleep till Brooklyn. I loved that song. Still do. I was 15 years old and, I guess, like any kid in…

Very Old Verdelho From Artur Barros e Sousa Lda

  They’re now named Muito Velho. The Extra Reservas that is -the oldest wines in the portfolio of Artur Barros e Sousa Lda (ABSL). Upon asking how old, Edmundo Olím honestly says he has no idea. They’re old. More than 50…

Madeira 2012; A Photographic Report – Part 4

Mad about Madeira continues promoting the island in a broader perspective. Here’s the last one of four photographic reports. If you like the content, I invite you to visit and like the site’s Facebook page as well. Again, it is…

Madeira 2012; A Photographic Report – Part 3

My main purpose with Mad about Madeira is to enthuse. To make you curious, wanting to taste something that might be new to you. Or even visit the island. And a wine site without photographies….how boring isn’t that? Please continue…

1979, 1980, 1981 Terrantez – that’s all folks!

New feature on the site! I’ve added the possibility for readers to post a quick comment via their FB account. Easier and a great way to promote Madeira. Please continue liking and sharing my site; for that I can’t thank…

Madeira 2012; A Photographic Report – Part 2

600 photographs later, lots of new impressions, knowledge and wines tasted, Mad about Madeira have all the prerequisites to continue yet a year. Regular visits is a must and I can’t thank the producers enough for their time and generosity….

Artur De Barros e Sousa Lda: A travel in time

  Madeira wine nuts should stick together. Follow Mad about Madeira on Facebook! While there, give my other wine site a like as well, Wine Virtuosity. I’m also on Twitter, like anyone else. Let’s tweet! Revisit. I’m entering the doorway…

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…

O brothers, I miss you!

  There’s something about Rua dos Ferreiros 109. An entry to a world not existing anymore. Walking the Canteiro of Artur Barros e Sousa (ABSL) is such a unique experience in a wine world filled with stainless steel and impeccably…

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