April 11, 2012 § 1 Comment
No matter how relevant Madeira might actually be to your life, today’s wine column will likely remain irrelevant because you won’t go out and taste Madeira. We all face challenges breaking out of habits. But I’m warning you, it will be your enormous loss. Madeira is beautiful wine, and especially resonant with history, culture and intrigue.
Our way in is via Mannie Berk, chief instigator at Rare Wine Co., which specializes in Madeira although their library collections of traditional wines from Europe, as well as more accessibly priced wines, are special and important in their own right. Don’t let this all get filed under “entertaining advice columns whose advice I don’t take.” Instead, use Madeira as an opportunity to develop courage!