Madeira Wine Co

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Portugal

The island of Madeira was discovered in 1419 by the Portuguese mariner João Gonçalves Zarco who had been instructed by Prince Henry the Navigator to explore the West African Coast. Prince Henry appointed Zarco first Governor of the island and ordered him to plant sugar cane and vineyards. The original impetus to the trade in Madeira was provided in the late 17th Century by the King of Portugal, Felipe I, who ordered that ships bound for the new Brazilian colony should call at the island to take on wine for the settlements that he was developing there. By the reign of the English King, Charles II, demand for Madeira was firmly established along the North American seaboard. Indeed the wine played such an important part in the American way of life that it was used to toast the Declaration of Independence (July 4th 1776) and the Inauguration of George Washington (first President of the United States -1789) who, it was said, “drank a pint of Madeira at dinner daily.” The origins of the Madeira Wine Read more »

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  • Verdelho

    History of the grape: Verdelho has existed on the island of Madeira in Portugal at least as far back as the 15th cent...

  • Sercial

  • Bual

    Bual (or Boal) is a grape variety used in Madeira production. It is the second sweetest of the four noble Madeira gra...

  • Malvasia Bianca

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  • Wine writers are not a homogeneous lot. We come in all shapes and sizes, and styles of course. Some prefer to dwell on a single wine at a time, others are more prolific. None are more prolific than my friend Richard Jennings. A veritable tasting machine, Richard, the man behing RJonWine.com is constantly tasting wines and diligently recording hi... Read More

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  • It's always a little weird to me when people market wines specifically for mothers. It's even weirder when the wines are terrible. (The worst offenders are easy to spot, they've got "Mommy" right on the label.)I get it: having a colicky infant and a tantrum-throwing toddler increases one's desire for a drink. Does it mean the drink has to be dre... Read More

    From the article Madeira for Mothers


  • Hi, I want to buy some wine online. Please tell me What I Should Know About Buying Wine Online? Read More

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  • Grandchildren born in 07 and 2010 and I want to buy a wine from the year of their birth as a gift.  Problem is they won't be able to drink it for around 20 years.  Any suggestion about buying now (when it's released) or wait for some time and buy later.  Read More

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  • You can visit this link to get yourself registered, peruse the catalog for what I think are some good values, and pool your resources with your friends to take advantage of the market as it be for something a bit higher on the food chain than what you may be used to.Or, for some of us, pay less for what you have become accustomed to ;).www.morre... Read More

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  • I have a bottle of Madeira Rare Rainwater, Solera Established 1875, Bottled and Shipped by the Funchal Wine Co., Lda. and was wondering if this has any value?  I cannot see any other date on the bottle, but I know was purchased in the early 1970's. Read More

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  • Excuse me if this comes across ignorant, I dont know much about beer elaboration.ANyway I was wondering are there any types of beer that will improve with age ? cheers Read More

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  • Just perusing this site and looking for some good reviews on Port as it is about 17* outside right now and I'm thinking it may behoove me to pop a cork on some nice aged Tawny or a Vintage Port w/ some age on it and curl up w/ some Camembert / Roquefort / Cheshire etc. But all I see on this site are reviews of Muscats, Aussies - Stickies, and D... Read More

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  • Would be interested in hearing from people here about any redwine and fish, crustacean, mollusk, etc. combinations they/you have found to work successfully. Having been initiated at the beginning of my wine tippling into the traditional white-for-fish, red-for-meat school of thought, I've since found that several reds and roses can work just fin... Read More

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  • Any help would be appreciated here.I have a buddy that's really into cigars and I've been partaking from time to time. It's been fun but I've never tried to put a wine in front of someone smoking a cigar. Now that everyone knows I'm the "Wine Guy" I've been asked to supply next weeks smoking event with some wines. YIKES.I don't know where to s... Read More

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