Learn About Miles
The firm that was eventually to become Miles Madeira was originally known as Rutherford & Brown, established on the Island of Madeira in 1814.
In 1856 Henry Price Miles left England with his family and arrived in Madeira. Having worked as an apprentice since the age of 12 under the tutelage of James Rutherford, he acquired sound knowledge and experience of the workings of the...
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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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