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Madeira: The islands and their wines – book review

The book is Madeira: The Islands and their wines by Richard Mayson. If you are expecting a wine book, don’t worry about the subtitle: apart from brief sections on tourism, it is actually about wine. The RRP is £30.00, but I … Continue reading

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Q&A – Food matches for Madeira

I received Madeira wines : 1) Tinta negra de madeira “Natal” 1946 by artur de barros e sousa and 2) special madeira 1988 by cossart gordon and 3) malmsey madeira 1994 by cossart gordon. Can you tell me with what kind of food I can drink them, please ? Continue reading

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Blandy’s Bual 1954

I was recently at John Dickinson’s 60th birthday celebration in Maxwell’s Café and Delicatessen, and having a great time. The dinner was accompanied by 17 wines, most of which were generously provided by our host. Let me try to put the quality of the wines into some … Continue reading

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Farewell to Artur Barros e Sousa Lda

It was only last week that I learned in the UK Wine Forum of the demise of the smallest Madeira shipper Artur Barros e Sousa Lda (ABSL).  Well, they will not totally disappear off the face of the earth, but … Continue reading

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A Madeira Party

I don’t wish to say much about it, but would like to draw your attention to this short story by Silas Weir Mitchell, first published in 1895.  It is about a meeting of Madeira connoisseurs earlier in the nineteenth century, … Continue reading

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