Charleston has one. Savannah as well. Boston too. And New York. New Orleans got a rare Special reserve. Baltimore has Rainwater. Now there’s also one dedicated to a Virginia family; the Lees at Stratford Hall.
History was my favorite subject back in school. The past fascinated. Still does. Furthermore, as [...]
Madeira is so much more than just a wine, sometimes you’re drinking history as well. The Historic Series Madeira from The Rare Wine Co. for instance, is not just a glass of Madeira, it is also an insight to America’s history and the important role Madeira had in the country. That calls for a revival of [...]
There’s this little thing I haven’t mentioned in the two previous postings on the Historic Series. It’s spelled old wine. Really, really old wine! In each of the wines, the winemaker Ricardo Diogo Freitas includes 15 per cent Tinta Negra Mole that’s 50 to 60 yrs old. The workhorse of Madeira do deliver in other [...]
Have you heard of William Neyle Habersham? Not? Habersham was an American Madeira dealer. Or rather, the American Madeira dealer. His palate was said to be out of this world and it is told he could drink any Madeira wine blind and name year, varietal and vineyard site!
Habersham was based in Savannah, Georgia. [...]
They’re all classic seaports on the East Coast of the United States; Boston, Charleston, New York and Savannah. It was here Madeira wine arrived after having crossed the Atlantic Ocean, it was here Madeira wine reached a status in the 18th and 19th centuries as the obvious choice of drink. Thanks to Mannie Berk, founder [...]
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