Category: Madeira Wine Company

Cossart Gordon – 1973 & 1975 Verdelho

  Is it fair to compare? I mean, as is the case with this article, taste two wines next to each other in order to understand differences. Isn’t there a risk you find a favorite – and although the less…

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…

It’s all about the bottling year!

  Tasting wine is subjective. That we all know. Even if tasters with different preferences and background can find a common denominator in a wine, it’s still makes sense that one who is following critic’s notes are aware of their…

Big is beautiful: presenting Madeira Wine Company

  – Please, may I hold her? There’s no doubt about our two daughter’s popularity amongst the lovely employee’s at the Blandy’s Lodge in Avendia Arriaga. Nor is there any questions concerning our own urge to visit the lodge again,…

Big is beautiful!

Perhaps a misguiding headline some might think, but being the biggest producer on the island comes with responsibility and no one can say Madeira Wine Company doesn’t lead the way with grandeur! It is easy to fall in love with…

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…

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….

Ett sätt att överleva

  Efter mjöldagg och Phylloxera-angrepp var inte bara produktionen i fara – även kvaliteten dalade då allt för många odlare på ön föredrog de amerikanska importerna såsom Isabella framför Vitis Vinifera. Importen av amerikanska rankor var subventionerad från statens sida…

Cossart Gordon 5 YO Sercial

Jag tror jag skämt bort mig själv på sistone. Genomsnittsåldern på vinerna som skänkts har nuddat vid sekelskiftesålder och det är dags att åter landa i vardagen! Vad är då bättre än ett glas av Cossart Gordon’s femåriga Sercial? Det…

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