Commerce and Conversation in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic: The Invention of Madeira Wine

@article{Hancock1998CommerceAC,
  title={Commerce and Conversation in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic: The Invention of Madeira Wine},
  author={David Hancock},
  journal={Journal of Interdisciplinary History},
  year={1998},
  volume={29},
  pages={197-219}
}
  • David Hancock
  • Published 1998
  • History
  • Journal of Interdisciplinary History
Commerce and Conversation in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic: The Invention of Madeira Wine In I807, Madeira was the foremost luxury drink of the day-not a common beverage wine, but an expensive, exotic, status-laden, and highly processed wine produced on the Portuguese island of Madeira, 500 miles west of Morocco. By way of contrast, in I703, it was a cheap, simple table wine, made from a base of white grape must to which growers and exporters added varying amounts of red must in order to give… 

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