Madeira’s Wine

A visit to Madeira is not complete without tasting the famous Madeira’s wine: whoever has tasted it knows well what we are talking about… It results from the fruit of the region’s vineyards, delicately cultivated by hand, in small poios lands (terraced landscapes), either in the mountains or by the sea. It is a liqueur wine (alcohol […]

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6 Stunning Things to do in Madeira

Though an island, we’re not talking about beaches: rather, the utterly gob-smacking viewpoints everywhere you turn; dramatic cliffs as tall as skyscrapers; and banana- and vineyard-strewn terraces that envelop the hillsides like gravity-defying labyrinths of sustenance. In other words, Madeira doesn’t dabble in subtlety. Here are some stunning ways to take it all in. Marvelling at […]

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Madeira Wine

Madeira’s unique soil and climate make the production of an even more unique wine possible. Praised by Shakespeare in his plays and admired by monarchs, princes, generals and explorers, this nectar is definitely one of Madeira’s finest achievements. Multiple wineries offer guided tours and tastings (e.g. Blandy’s Wine Lodge, one of the island’s most reputable […]

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The Wonderful Food and Drink of Madeira

Holidaymakers have long flocked to Madeira for the island’s laid back lifestyle, plentiful resorts and grand craggy cliffs. But perhaps the most unsung attraction is the unique gastronomy entwined in Madeiran culture. It would seem there’s nothing like a stiff sea breeze and an open mind to stoke some culinary creativity. Poncha is Madeira’s signature […]

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