Madeira - taking 200 years in its stride
One of the great things about being a wine writer living in London is that one is exposed to just about every sort of wine known to man - not just geographically but historically. The great old cellars have tended to come up for auction here, etc, etc (though American salerooms are nibbling at London's supremacy now). Fortunately for me, one of the world's greatest enthusiasts for one of my favourite wines, madeira, lives in southern England and wanted to 'have a look at' some of his older wines the other day, so asked a few of us along to help him with these flasks of history. Patrick Grubb MW ran Sotheby's wine department in the...
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