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Madeiras anyone? How about one from before the war? The Civil War that is…

Posted January 10, 2011 in Wine, Wine Everywhere

If you have not caught onto the Madeira secret, it is time we brought you into our little circle. We have featured a few Madeiras on our Chicago list since we opened. At first, it was just something a few people found interesting because of the historical value of drinking something from the last time the Cubs won the World Series. Believe me, that was quite a while ago……

We added a Madeira from 1875 during the fall and it was gone within a month. It got us thinking, maybe the drinking public is catching on to our little secret wine. Now the Madieras we feature are a far cry from the cooking Madiera most people are familiar with now. It is a true rarity left over from the colonial days. Each region of the US had their own special type of Madeira they preferred. The Rare Wine Co. and Cream wines has worked closely with ENO to supply us both with the Historic Series Madeiras and the truly special old Madieras. We currently feature 12 on our glass list, going back as far as 1834. When was the last time you tried something that was made when Andrew Jackson was President……

Read Eric Asimov’s excellent article from a couple of years ago to learn more about Madeira or stop in ENO and let us show you!



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