-There are more modern instruments, but we like this old one, Americo says when explaining for me how they measure the alcohol content in the wines.
We’re standing in the laboratory of Vinhos Barbeito together with Americo Pereira who’s guiding us around in the top [...]
– 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 [...]
– People are afraid, Luís says, when we’re standing in the entrance. Outside the rain is pouring down and has done so for several hours. Our taxi is delayed not only due to the weather but just as well because of the traffic jams in downtown Funchal. – Everyone’s driving home at the same [...]
A most memorable visit yesterday to Henriques & Henriques in Camara de Lobos added respect and perspective on the Madeira wine’s almost eternal life! Although the oldest vintage tasted was the truly great 1964 Sercial – boy, what delineation and an acidity to die for [...]
I can assure you – for the five coming weeks there will be nothing but Portuguese wines in our glasses; from the mainland – and from the island of Madeira where we are staying! The first six days here has started really good with some wonderful [...]
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