I almost drop the bottle when I stand there at the Vinho Verde section at Sá. My favourite producer of Alvarinho, Quinta do Feital, is retailed at EUR 13! Would it be the latest vintage it’s sure a nice price but the bottle I’m holding actually says 2002! First, some doubts run through my [...]
60 years and never had a Dom Pérignon! So, a starter consisting of a cabbage leaf formed as a bowl, were filled with a subtle crab mix and around it just a few drops of an old balsamico. 1998 Dom Pérignon accompanied and made mum happy. Second 1998 [...]
Acidity, wet rocks and still a good mouth feel – that’s Dão for me and also what makes me thrilled when drinking wines from the region. In times when rosé wine seems to become more red than pinkish more fruit orientated that steely mineral, it is a relief some one sticks to the manual! [...]
After more than five weeks of just drinking Portuguese wines I though I should be thrilled to savor some French, German and Italian wines again, but I must confess I never got bored drinking table wines only originating from the western part of the Iberian peninsula.
Next time we visit Madeira we already know where to look for residence. Câmara de Lobos is such a wonderfully located village with a friendly small town feeling to it, nice restaurants, breathtaking view, vicinity to Funchal and oh yes; there’s a wine producer as well – Henriques & Henriques (H & &). [...]
A cascade of orange peel, sugar cane, nutmeg, vanilla and old casks fills the glass. It’s so complex and sublime you just want to sit there for an hour an savor the bouquet. – We bottled this in celebration of Funchal’s 500th anniversary, Isabel tells me. – It is a blend of Malvazia more [...]
– 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, again and again, which at the end of our stay, could be summed [...]
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