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The heavenly rarities described towards the end of this article give a glimpse into the future of some of the younger wines listed first. A tiny sip (and, sadly, in this context, a subsequent...

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From €20.50, £18.75, HK$310, 48.30 Swiss francs, 2,144 roubles Find this wine This week's bft, London's third annual Big Fortified Tasting, was a joy. Possibly...

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Madeira is one of the most thrilling wines in the world. The following were the 16 most exciting madeiras I tasted in London at the third annual bft (Big Fortified Tasting) earlier this...

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I don't often act as a blatant promoter of a single wine merchant's wares but a recent mailing reminded me how unusually seriously the fine-wine trader Turville Valley wines take one of my...

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I hardly need to convince Purple pagers of the astounding longevity of madeira wines, described by Jancis in The miracle of madeira , and demonstrated many times over by tasting notes  back...

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‘Many are called and few are chosen', was the opening line as we sat in a room in London last June, glittering with rows of glasses and jewelled amber liquid, the scent of madeira heavy in the...

See dozens of tasting notes of madeiras of all but the lowest quality in The Great Island Tasting and More madeiras . Bert Jeuris, a 34-year-old importer of burgundy and fine Portuguese...

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These madeiras were tasted either in the lodges of the Madeira Wine Company (Blandy's/Cossart Gordon/Leacock/Miles), D'Oliveiras or Barbeito on the island of Madeira last week, or at the...

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These pictures show just part of the archive of sales ledgers bequeathed to the Madeira Wine Company by Noel Cossart, author of one of the most authoritative books on the wine (along with Alex...

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The week before last, at the top of a cliff running sheer down to the Atlantic , I took part in one of the most remarkable tastings I ever expect to enjoy. The 43 wines included no fewer...

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In a laudable example of bandwagons being pulled by hobby horses, wine aficionados have been showing palpable concern for the recently stricken island of Madeira. Madeira wine, with its...

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It's crisp and cold in London today, perfect weather for one of my favourite wines, madeira, wonderfully crisp yet warming. I always say it would be my desert island wine because: A...

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I’m feeling pretty fortified at the moment. I ran a tawny port tasting a couple of weeks ago, from which we have rather a lot of leftovers, which we’re dipping into in a gentle way. I’ve...

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In the third and last of our profiles of great fortified wines, Richard Hemming looks at one of the most exciting producers of Madeira. (The Madeira wine scene has been immeasurably impoverished...

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In a nutshell : Exceptionally long-lived, tangy, fortified wines. Main grapes : A sorry tale. Madeira is a volcanic island in the middle of the Atlantic, a wine, and a...

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