This website uses cookies

Like so many other websites, we use cookies to personalise content, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media and analytics partners, who may combine it with other information that you've provided to them or that they've collected from your use of their services. You consent to our cookies if you continue to use this website.

Do you fully understand and consent to our use of cookies?

Back to all articles
  • Jancis Robinson
Written by
  • Jancis Robinson
4 Dec 2009

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 single open bottle would last longer than any other wine.
  • If the island were hot, madeira's naturally high acidity would refresh…