Category: Wine Personalities

Photos Of The Day; Mestre x 4

  There are not more than six of them left on the island of Madeira, the coopers. And four of these works at Blandy’s. To honor their skills, Blandy’s has put the respective name of the coopers on four big…

2013; An Odyssey From A-Z

  Originally published on Wine Virtuosity but since Madeira is an essential part of my list, it’s published here as well.   It’s twenty years ago now and I still remember the 1990 Bordeaux tasting as if it was yesterday….

Vinhos Barbeito; 1992 Verdelho Frasqueira

  A new Madeira wine release and I’m like a child on Christmas eve! Especially if it’s a Verdelho…. In August 2013 Ricardo Diogo, at Vinhos Barbeito, bottled the 1992 Verdelho Frasqueira. Aged for only 21 years in cask, you…

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…

Madeira – 2012 Vintage Report

Vintage variation and vintage expectation; does this matter when it comes to Madeira wine? The doubtful might question if it gives any meaning to talk about it, considering it’s only microscopic amounts of Vintage Madeira produced every year. Furthermore, most…

Vinhos Barbeito – 1885 Verdelho

1885. That’s 128 years ago. The Danish physicist Niels Bohr’s birth year. And the Verdelho of Vinhos Barbeito.  How’s it possible that a wine is at its best more more than a century after production? Can you explain it for…

20 Years Old Madeira – A Most welcome Trend

Twenty years old Madeira. For the initiated Madeira consumer this has primarily been equal to Vintage wines which by regulation needs to spend two decades in cask. Most of these however, are allowed to evolve much longer than that, knowing…

Complexa; Authorized but any good?

The legislation separates the grape varieties in two sections; the recommended and the authorized. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist in order to understand that the advocated grapes are the only ones wanted, but then again, why also…

Vinhos Barbeito; Robotic Lagar Trodden Wines

There’s nothing like a human treading team. Foot treading guarantees that the grapes are crushed gently and doesn’t release any bitter substances in the must. A human foot is not likely to crush the pips in other words. But what if…

Fajã dos Padres; 1986 Malvasia

Every wine region has it; a property, a single vineyard, a specific wine or vintage that enjoys a particular repute. Madeira is no exception. There’s this one, small but historically famous vineyard, called Fajã dos Padres which for centuries was…

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