Madeira Wine

Just read an interesting article on Madeira wine in the Globe and am much more interested in trying it out again. It is a cooked or ’embalmed’ fortified wine so it doesn’t spoil and comes by this method naturally. It is from an archipelago 650 km from the Northwest African coast (part of Portugal) and so the ‘cooking’ is an historic consequence of shipping it to other destinations. John Hancock (whose LARGE signature is so famous) was a madeira importer and it is argued that a tax on madeira wine led to the events of the revolutionary Boston tea party.
You can read more of its history at the links above and see if your interest isn’t tweaked too.

Advertisements

About tgrignon

I came I saw I rented the DVD
This entry was posted in Miscellany and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s