Category: Blandy’s

Eastwell Madeira

  In the 19th century it was, especially in the United States, common to see Madeira wine named after the ship that transported the wine to America. Back then, Madeira wines traded in casks and hence were stenciled after ship…

Blandy’s 1979 Verdelho

  Last year the Swedish Wine Magazine I write for, Livets Goda, published an in-depth article about the latest news from the Madeira wine scene. Among many things mentioned, I highlighted the brilliant quartet of Vintage wines released by Blandy’s….

A New Table Wine; Atlantis Verdelho

  Is there a future for the table wines of Madeira? 10 years ago that question was fully legitimate. Today it’s a no brainer. Like asking if the pope is catholic. And I’m pretty sure we’ve just seen the start…

Quinta do Bispo

  One option is of course to just hope business will continue as usual. That the next generation of wine growers considers it natural delivering grapes to the producers. But what if not? What if they want to do something…

Blandy’s 30 Years Old Bual – A Great Debut

  There’s a first time for everything. Like producing a 30 Years Old Bual. But hopefully not a last time because Blandy’s initial attempt at the mentioned age level is nothing but brilliant. Many sequels please. No, it’s actually not…

A Monumental Bual – Blandy’s 1966

  2015 was a year filled with good news when it comes to Madeira wine. Tinta Negra was elevated, a new category saw daylight – the 50 Years Old blend, IVBAM launched a promotion and support plan for Terrantez cultivations,…

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…

Blandy’s – 1968 Verdelho Vintage

  Nervous and at the same time longing. Last Friday I had my copy in front of me, the hundredth issue of the wine magazine I write for, Scandinavian Livets Goda. My piece was an extensive one, on Etna, a…

V For Verdelho – Blandy’s 1973

  Yes, I am a sucker for Verdelho. Yes, it is my favourite Madeira grape. No, I’m not renaming the site Mad about Verdelho.   How we perceive wine will always be of subjective matter. There’s no point in denying…

New Release: Blandy’s 2008 Harvest Malmsey

  Nowadays, when tasting a new Madeira release, I’m almost always impressed. Madeira wine has never been better but what perhaps should be emphasized even more is that this doesn’t seem to be enough for some of the producers. It…

Beautiful Blandy’s

  When words are not needed. A tour around the canteiros and premises of Blandy’s, at Avenida Arriaga in the city center of Funchal. Magical…               Visit the wine lodge, meet the great people…

Blandy’s 1996 Malmsey Colheita

  The 1996 Malmsey from Blandy’s is a perfect example why I just love the colheitas. 15 years in cask really shows and although it isn’t a Frasqueira, the wine is not that far away. Today the vintage wines aren’t…

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