Winemaking Calculators
Featured Wines
Promotional Tools
Wine Industry Events
New companies to directory
  • C.G. Di Arie Vineyard & Winery
  • Fisher Land Company
  • North Coast Winegrape Brokers
  • North Coast Winegrape Brokers
  • Etched Images

Discovering Madeira and its namesake wine

Nov 13, 2011

Discovering Madeira and its namesake wine
(Gainesville) - When I told people we were going on vacation to Madeira, it raised an eyebrow or two. "Where?" "Why?" "Isn't that where they make port?" To answer the last question first: No. Port comes from the Douro region of Portugal, and Madeira is home to its own eponymous appellation of fortified wine. The where (and the what): Madeira is a Portuguese archipelago located about 400 miles off the coast of north Africa. It consists of the island of Porto Santo, the Ilhas Desertas (deserted islands) and the island of Madeira,

Share: Delicious Digg StumbleUpon Reddit Furl Facebook Google Yahoo Twitter


Leave a comment