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Time for Wine

Time for Wine

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Sunday is the 4th of July and in honor of Independence day we found a great article about the perfect wine for this occasion on intowine.com.  This perfect wine is Madeira. According to IntoWine Madeira is the wine that was used by the Founding Father’s to Toast the Declaration of Independence.  Also, George Washington drank a pint of Madeira every day for dinner. It is also very convenient because Madeira cannot be harmed by the hot sun and the July heat. IntoWine warns that it is very important to drink TRUE Madeira from the island of Madeira and not confuse it with wines that are made in America for cooking. They recommend the Broadbent 10 year Malmsey Madeira at about $44 a bottle or the Broadbent 5 year Reserve at $25. Once you’ve opened a bottle, it never goes off. It also goes well with any food. Great with hamburgers, even with pickles!” – Bartholomew Broadbent, CEO, Broadbent Selections, San Francisco