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John Blandy first set foot on Madeira in 1807. In 1989, the Symington family became partners with the Blandy family and is helping to reinvigorate the Madeira trade.
Grapes are grown in volcanic soil and hand harvested due to steeply terraced cliffs. The resulting wines are highly acidic and were found by historical accident to benefit from being heated - a process that would...
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Learn About Portugal
The country best known for Port,
Madeira and corks is often overlooked when consumers think of red and white still
wines - but take note! The table wines of the region have improved dramatically in the past few decades. The
winemaking areas trickle down the country's narrow shape, bordered by the Atlantic on the west and Spain on the east.
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Learn About Madeira
Madeira is a fortified wine that is cooked, or gradually heated. This makes it practically indestructible.
Once opened, a bottle of Madeira can last in your cupboard like a bottle of spirit.
The fortified wine of our ancestors was made by accident. In the 1600's, shipping still wine from the region of
Madeira to the tropics was no easy feat. Most...
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