Tuesday, February 27th, 2018
terroir | tribeca
A SUPER DUPER DEEP DIVE INTO THE WORLD OF MADEIRA
Managing Director of Henriques & Henriques.*
Simply put, EVERYTHING you need and desperately want to know
about Madeira will be presented by Humberto:
the land / the grapes / the production methods / the styles /
the journey...oh, the journey!!! /
why CR7 has a glass before every footie match (he is from Madeira, afterall) /
how a decidedly Portuguese wine is also absolutely America's wine**
Sercial, Single Harvest, Henriques & Henriques, 2001
Terrantez, 20-Year, Henriques & Henriques, NV
Verdelho, 15-Year, Henriques & Henriques, NV
Boal, Single Harvest, Henriques & Henriques, 2000
Malvasia, 20-Year, Henriques & Henriques, NV
Tinta Negra, Single Harvest, Henriques & Henriques, 1998
Vintage Madeira, Henriques & Henriques, Vintage ???? (served blind)
Cost $66.00 per guest (all inclusive)
To reserve, please email Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org
*Special Note about Henriques & Henriques:
-the company was founded in 1850 by Joao Goncalves Henriques
-his two sons, Francisco and Joao, created a partnership in 1912 and H&H was born
-the two brothers focused are producing and shipping their own wine
(as opposed to selling to a larger negociant house)
-in 1968, the last of the H&H family members passed this mortal coil and the company was transferred to three individuals who had guided the company over the many years:
Alberto Jardim / Peter Cossart / Carlos Pereira
-in addition to its sense of Madeiran history, the company is ueber terroir-focused
and ueber intent on a conversation about the vineyard sources and their expression,
in addition to the yumminess of the grape juice
**Special American Facts about Madeira:
-Thomas Jefferson was accompanied / inspired by a constantly filled pint of MADEIRA
as he crafted the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia in June, 1776...
"We hold these truths to be self-evident: MADEIRA is yummy!"
-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 MADEIRA wine)
-George Washington celebrated his inauguration
as 1st President of these United States with Madeira
-at the signing of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 in Paris, 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.
We very much look forward to seeing you.