Rising from the grave, my once weekly mumbo-jumbo newsletter has returned. Mostly about wine, or wine related stuff, I still allow myself to here express my thoughts in a more relaxed (some would probably say unconsidered) way. Comments are more than welcome, wanted actually!
Dâo’s topography indicates what you can expect in terms of style and structure of the wines. Surrounded by protecting mountains the vineyards are planted as if it were a crater and this keeps the vines protected from both the cold winds from the west and the heat from the east. The vineyards are planted [...]
-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 [...]
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