Madeira rejects amber list designation

Madeira deserves to stay on the UK green list and should not be categorised with the rest of mainland Europe, according to local officials.. Madeira is a very popular destination and currently offers 22 direct flights per…

The magic of vintage fortified wines

Taylor 1896 Single Harvest Port, Douro, Portugal (£3,950, enquire at Mentzendorff) What makes a wine worth nearly £4,000?. And having been lucky enough to receive a small test tube filled with a few precious sample drops…

Is Madeira on the green or amber list?

When international travel was permitted to resume in May, only a few countries were added to the UK green list.. Portugal was seen by many as the only approved big beach destination for sunseekers, with other green listed…

The best southern Italian white wines | David Williams Southern Italian winemakers have always been reliable providers of gutsy red wines at lower prices than their northern peers.. These are wines made from grape varieties with names – negroamaro, nero d’avola,…

Portugal airport strikes called off

The industrial action, staged by Portuguese border agency SEF, would have threatened holiday plans for Britons heading to Lisbon, Faro in the Algarve and the island of Madeira.. Portugal is in high demand with UK travellers…

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