Category: Blandy’s

Blandy’s: 10 Years Old Dry Sercial

Most Madeira wines sold are three years old. Nothing spectacular in that. It’s the same in basically all wine regions. But when people upgrade, to a ten years old for example, then they notice the huge difference in quality and…

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…

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….

“You’ve had your time”

  Thanks for stopping by! You like Madeira wine? Me to! If you like what you read then why not take a look at Facebook as well? I’m there as me, myself and I. Sometimes I also tweet. Why not…

Bastardo – Best Grape Name Of Them All?

  Madeira wine nuts need to stick together. Follow Mad about Madeira on Facebook! And while there, give my other wine site a like as well, Wine Virtuosity. I’m also on Twitter, like anyone else. Let’s tweet! Bastard. No, no….

Blandy’s: 20 years old Terrantez

  The grapes keeps coming in and a new truck has just arrived. Tinta Negra and Verdelho. Plastic cases filled with grapes are lined up. Around 35 kilos in each. Forget about the romanticized idea of winemaking; this is hard…

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…

Blandy’s 2004 Harvest Malmsey

  What Francisco Albuquerque has done for Madeira wine deserves some respect whether you like the MWC style or not. With Francisco as the head oenologist, MWC has shown they’re willing to – and want to – modernize the view…

Blandy’s 1976 Bual Vintage

  Cossart Gordon – a classic brand in Madeira. Today a part of Madeira Wine Company (MWC) but it was actually the last,in 1953, to join the giant merger of producers that MWC actually is. I have, since first introduced…

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