Madeira Month
Terroir | Tribeca

The reasons are many. But suffice it to say, Madeira is America's wine.

1st Event:
Thursday, February 4th at 6:30pm
A Tasting with Chris Blandy, 
the 7th generation of the Blandy family to oversee winemaking
on this extraordinary volcanic outcropping, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean
Six wines to be tasted: 
Sercial 10 Years / Verdelho 5 Years / Bual 10 Years / Malmsey 10 Years / 
Sercial 1975 / Malmsey 1996
Cost: $35.00
To reserve, please email Paul at

And why is it America's wine?
-on July 4th, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was signed by John Hancock +++ and
the union of the 13 colonies and their representatives toasted their success with Madeira.
(apparently, the 56 signatories consumed 57 bottles of wine)
-George Washington celebrated his inauguration as 1st President of these United States with Madeira
-at the signing of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, the three participating countries
(France / Spain / United States), were toasted with wines from their respective countries: 
the French with Champagne / the Spanish with Malaga / the United States with Madeira