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Wednesday 16 April 2014

Madeira

The Proust Q&A: Maureen Downey

The fine wine authentication expert on her love of sharks, fear of snakes, dreams of being a slalom skier, and wine’s seedy underbelly.

Friday, February 14th, 2014 No Comments »

Top 10 wines in the UK press

Hamish Anderson takes a look at some of the best Madeira wines while David Williams recommends some “premier league” Italian wines from some of the country’s lesser known regions.

Monday, February 3rd, 2014 1 Comment »

The week in pictures

It has been a bumper week in the drinks trade featuring whisky, Champagne and cocktails as well as supermodels, singers and some very energetic dancing.

Friday, December 6th, 2013 No Comments »

Oldest rum ever to be auctioned to go under the hammer in London

Twelve bottles of light and dark rum dating back to 1780 – the oldest rum ever to be auctioned – are to go under the hammer at Christie’s in London this month.

Thursday, December 5th, 2013 1 Comment »

19th century Port collection at Christie’s sale

Christie’s next Geneva sale will feature a collection of 19th century Port and Madeira as well as an extremely rare decanter of Royal Salute whisky and 1929 Haut-Brion.

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 No Comments »

Blandy’s opens up historic accommodation

Blandy’s has become the latest producer to tap into wine tourism, unveiling a series of newly restored apartments in the Madeiran capital of Funchal.

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 No Comments »

Finest and rarest auction lots

18th century Madeira, red and white Bordeaux from the swinging sixties, the pick of some of the truly rarer lots at various auctions over the coming weeks.

Thursday, September 5th, 2013 No Comments »

Madeira struggles to simplify message

Madeira must find a simpler, more unified message if it is to emulate the recent surge of interest in Sherry and Port, according to Henriques & Henriques CEO Humberto Jardim.

Thursday, July 18th, 2013 No Comments »

Fortified Masters medal winners released

The results of db’s inaugural Fortified Masters have been released, highlighting the quality of aged tawny Port, very old Sherries as well as Australia’s best barrel aged fortifieds.

Thursday, June 27th, 2013 No Comments »

Blandy’s new vineyards in pictures

Pictures from Blandy’s new vineyards on Madeira, including the planting of an entirely new plot.

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 No Comments »

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