To Madeira for the Essência do Vinho wine fair. I take the opportunity to visit a number of restaurants in Funchal who either already list our wine or have missed out on the opportunity of doing so. The owner of one restaurant, Armazém do Sal in Funchal, told me that he listed our wines following a recommendation form a member of the Wine Society who was on holiday from the UK. In these days of social media just goes to show the power of the spoken word (and the global reach of the Wine Society)!
19 - 20 An outstanding wine (*****)
17 – 18 An excellent wine in its class, highly recommended (****)
15 - 16 A good wine, with much to recommend it (***)
13 - 14 An enjoyable but simple, straightforward wine (**)
10 – 12 A very ordinary wine without faults but with no great merit (*)
8 - 10 Disagreeable (no stars)
Below 8 Faulty