New York

I am in New York with the purpose of tasting some of the greatest Malmsey Madeiras of nineteenth century (see  With a day to spare I visit the new Manhattan offices of our importer, Skurnik. They have built up a very impressive operation in the NY Metro area but Portugal is clearly a very small part of their business and when I call in on wine retailers later in the day I find Portuguese wines typically still on the bottom shelf at the back of the shop. There is still so much more to do to bring Portugal to the fore.