Category: Vinhos Barbeito

Gone Fishin’ – Veramar Reserva

  ‘I often mix among ordinary people. I have taken the tube and I love to meet poor people. And I talk to them occasionally too, and sometimes give my autograph for free.’  No. It’s not me. The quote belongs…

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,…

Vó Vera – A Tribute to Granny

  During easter, at my most recent visit to Vinhos Barbeito, Ricardo Diogo presented a wine to me with the words; you can’t write about this. Not yet. Fine, easy to respect that, I thought. Then he poured the wine….

First Madeira Visit 2016

  It’s always great to be back in Madeira. Or as a friend put it; welcome home Niklas. This year’s first visit to the island included visits to both Blandy’s new top-notch facility in Caniçal and the company’s impressive 4.5…

Barbeito – VB Reserva Lote 3

  The third version of the VB Reserva from Vinhos Barbeito – and also by far my favorite in the trilogy. Blending Verdelho and Bual isn’t something you just do like that; finding the right proportions is essential. That is, if…

Vinhos Barbeito – The 10 Years Old Verdelho

  A new Colheita or Vintage Madeira? Then I’m like a child on Christmas Eve with all the anticipation that follows. It’s a great joy to taste something just released and I know the producers are as excited. After all;…

A Madeira Wine Dinner

  The 30 seats were quickly booked but to be honest; did any of the guests really know what was awaiting them? Adam Dahlberg and Albin Wessman, both previously at Mathias Dahlgren, runs Adam & Albin Matstudio in Stockholm. Two…

And Then We Had Some 1882 Malvasia….

  So, I have this 1882 Malvasia in front of me. A wine which originates from the count of Ribeiro Real, or rather his family. Vinhos Barbeito bottled it earlier this year from demijohns and there were less than two…

Vinhos Barbeito; Sealing With Wax

  Sealing bottles with wax is still practiced by some producers, mainly for their top premium wines or limited edition bottles. Here, the stenciling and waxing of a 30 Years Old Malvasia at Vinhos Barbeito.        

Vinhos Barbeito’s 2000 Single Cask 44a Malvasia

  And I thought they were all gone! The feeling when realizing you’re still in possession of two bottles of an old favorite is nothing but priceless. But there’s more to the story….   Five years has passed since I…

Ribeiro Real Lote 1 Boal – Blended Perfection

  Funny actually; I’m not that much into sweets, chocolate or desserts for that matter. Never really been. Guess it comes with the nut allergy I’ve had since childhood. Although it turned milder with age, it’s still there: the avoiding…

Tinta Negra – A Potential Game Changer?

The 1999 and 2000 Single Harvest Tinta Negra from Vinhos Barbeito are both wines I love for several reasons. I know I’m not having all with me on the praising of good Tinta Negra. That’s fine. Or perhaps not? You…

Garrafão 22 – Straight from mother’s house

  The point of writing about a wine few will ever taste? No, it’s not about bragging. Not at all. It’s just that when a wine reaches such heights as the Vinhos Barbeito 1875 Malvasia Garrafão no. 22, I feel…

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