Portugal & Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:
2011 Blandy’s Madeira Bicentennial
“Blandy’s Madeira has been synonymous with quality Madeira wine.
The Blandys are unique in being the only family of all the original founders of the Madeira wine trade to still own and manage their own original wine company. The family has played a leading role in the development of Madeira wine throughout its long history and members of the family continue to live on Madeira, maintaining a tradition that goes back to 1811.
Michael and Chris Blandy are the 6th and 7th generations to work in the business.”
Photos from the Diario Newspaper of the New York Event:
Blandy’s Madeira are holding events in the UK, US and of course Madeira to celebrate the Bicentennial
2011 Blandy’s Madeira Bicentennial Event dates:
San Francisco: 22 March
New York: 24 March
London: 9 June
Madeira: 23 September
Diario article and Photogallery: http://www.dnoticias.pt/actualidade/economia/256567-blandy%E2%80%99s-madeira-celebra-200-anos-com-duas-provas-de-vinho-nos-estados-u
Air Berlin Madeira flights: project sales to increase 16,5% Summer 25,8% in Winter
Diario article: http://www.dnoticias.pt/actualidade/economia/256414-air-berlin-espera-subir-vendas-para-a-madeira-em-165-no-verao-e-258-no-i
Portuguese businesses expanding despite economic crisis
Casa Ermelinda Freitas, a Portuguese winemaking company which has been in the same family for four generations, are looking to sell more of their wine abroad as Portugal’s economy struggles….
Ferry incident at Funchal Port
There was an incident on Saturday with the ‘Volcan de Tijarafe’ ferry
Diario article: http://www.dnoticias.pt/actualidade/economia/256562-ferry-espanhol-embate-no-porto