Posts by Marisa D'Vari

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Luxury Dining Madeira: Choupana Hills Restaurant #MadeiraUSA

Hidden Luxury Restaurant at the top of the city “So what kinds of people come here?” I ask General Manager Ricardo Rodrigues, as he welcomes on the gorgeous terrace overlooking… More »


Seaside Restaurant Madeira: O Classico #MadeiraUSA

Very impressive introduction to the O Classico restaurant in Maderia, where the beautiful coastline is visible if you sit outside on the terrace on a sunny day. The first course… More »


Tasting at Pereira D’Oliveira #MadeiraUSA

Good Things Come to Those Who Wait Luis Olivera welcomes us to his tasting room and adega in Madeira, which his family founded in 1850 and is still family run.… More »


Visiting HM Borges for #MadeiraUSA

The two cousins came from a grandfather who launched the company in 1877. He was a merchant, buying salt and Madeira wine and the business grew over the decades. Now… More »


Fine Dining Madeira: Uva Restaurant and Wine Bar #MadeiraUSA

Fabulous cool restaurant overlooking the city: Uva Restaurant So the first thing you notice when you arrive at Uva Restaurant and Wine Bar is that is it is a super… More »


Fabulous Lunch at Quinta da Serra #MadeiraUSA

High End lunching in Madeira “What a fabulous restaurant!” our group could not help noting as we entered this gorgeous upscale place, the most “modern” and upscale restaurant we have… More »


Dinner at Restaurant Armazen Do Sal #MadeiraUSA

Fabulous Dinner with Music at Armazen Do Sal Walking into this gorgeous restaurant with old fashioned photographs, a soulful guitar player, and a very cool vibe set the tone for… More »


Visiting Barbeito in Madeira for #MadeiraUSA

“Welcome,” says Leandro, who manages the wine shop at Barbeito in Madeira. It is an extra special visit in many ways. First, Leandro takes us around the winery which was… More »

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Visiting the Madeira Wine Company in #MadeiraUSA

Enjoying the Secret Tasting Rooms and Vaults of the Madeira Wine Company The Madeira Wine Company is one of the oldest in Madeira, representing many famous fine Madeira brands. It… More »

Zyme Amarone Tasting

Visit to Zyme for Amarone in Valpolicella

“This looks like movie set,” I can’t help thinking – and saying – as we walk into what appears to be a very well financed winery. It is only ten… More »


Visit to Montecariano Winery for #anteprima #amarone

Do you love Amarone from Valpolicella? The very charismatic Silvia is our guide to this winery which makes a point of including the once traditional Molinara grape into blend that… More »


Discover lunching and shopping activities in Madeira #MadeiraUSA

Discover lunching and shopping activities in Madeira Fabulous first day in Madeira – the sun was shining, the air was warm, and of course there was the excellent Madeira to… More »

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