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... through to sweet. They use Verdelho to only make the semi dry style. It's still fortified, and a little sweet, but mainly dry and acidic. The really good Madeira is made from a red grape called Tinta Negra, and I think I'll be planting a few hundred of these vines when I get back home. Was interesting to learn how they age the wine in both barrels and also artificially by heating the wine in tanks. Heating it for 3 months at a warm temperature ...
With one of world’s mildest climates, Madeira known for its
great gardens with species from around the world as well as its unqiue native
flora. Two of the best gardens are in the hills above Funchal, the Monte Palace
Tropical Gardens and the Madeira Botanic Gardens. They are both most easily
reached by Gondola that begins at a park along sea front in Funchals’s old town
which whisks you up ...
... The hike started out cold and windy but in bright sunshine near the start of one of the island's highest levadas. Although the walk probably has a different name, I don’t recall it and can’t find it on online maps, so I’m just calling it The Five Levadas Walk because it would take us along five levadas at different altitudes through the day.
We soon crossed back over the crest and descended into a north side valley that is the ...
... the major markets for Madeira (or
Malmsey as it’s sometimes called in Britain) because it didn’t spoil in the hot
climate when even cellars could get very warm. After our tastes Mr. Souza offered
us the opportunity to buy a liter of his good wine for 10 Euros a liter. I
couldn’t resist the offer. Mr. Souza went to his collection of empty plastic
liter water and soda bottles, grabbed one, and filled it up with wine from the cask.
... their previous trips to Madeira and how the island has evolved over the years. The gentleman owns a pub in Scotland and brought up some minis (alcohols) and we toasted their anniversary. This was a great moment!
On evening, we met a couple guys on our rooftop from Poland who live in Germany. They smuggled in some disgusting moonshine, which we tried, but preferred our Madeira wine and Coral. These guys were a barrel of laughs. It's fun to watch drunken people ...