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I selected this photo to complement my photo of Whisky barrels in Scotland. See .... Grouse!

I have adjusted the lighting, sharpened the image, cloned out some stairs on the left.

Blandy's Wine Lodge must be visited if you are in Funchal. They have free tastings of their wine which is well suited as an aperitiff or dessert wine. The following information is from Blandy's Wine Lodge
"Built in the seventeenth century as the annex to a Franciscan Monastery, the site was acquired in 1840 by Charles Ridpath Blandy and converted into an "Adega" (winery). 12 years later during the phylloxera epidemic he had the foresight to buy up the majority of the stocks of old Madeira wine held on the island turning the building into the heart of the Blandy wine activities.

While the production of the wines has moved, the OBWL continues to be a working winery and stores all premium wines during their natural ageing process. Due to the wines' outstanding ageing capability, some of the casks hold vintages dating back to the last century."

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  • Copyright: Garry Gordon (gazmo) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 100 W: 32 N: 58] (274)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2005-07-06
  • Categories: Food
  • Camera: Olympus FE5500
  • Exposure: f/3.4, 30 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2005-07-29 4:10
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