Learn About Cossart Gordon
Cossart Gordon & Co. was established in 1745 and is the oldest company in the Madeira trade. The company was founded by two Scotsmen, Francis Newton and William Gordon, who fled Scotland following the failure of the Stuart cause which they supported. In 1808 William Cossart, an Irishman descended from a distinguished Huguenot family, joined the firm which later became known by its...
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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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