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Tag Archives: Blandy’s
1948 Birthday Wine: 70 Year Old Blandy’s Madeira Bual Review
70 years ago:
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Dewey did not defeat Truman. Babe Ruth died. Gandhi fasted one last time. A young Laurence Olivier premiered Hamlet. Mary Leaky found the missing link in Kenya.
Also, in 1948, my mother in law was born.
Now choosing any birthday gift presents challenges. What do they like, want, or really need? How much is too much or too little? But a 70th birthday…for my mother in law. We had to impress her. She did not need more stuff. I knew she likes wine. But then again, she lives in wine country, has access to tons of it. What could my wife and I possibly get her that she could not?
Luckily, I work for a wine distributor. Continue reading
Thirsty Thursday Thanksgiving Fix: Blandy’s Madeira Rainwater
This Thirsty Thursday, Thanksgiving has hit the US. Arguments rage over how to cook, what to watch, and whether aunt Mary’s special friend more than just a friend. So we need something to render ourselves more amiable.
Nothing could be more American than Madeira. Sure, these Atlantic islands are Portuguese. Continue reading
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Thirsty Thursday: Chill with Blandy’s Madeira, 1998, Colheita, Single Harvest, Verdelho, Portugal
With summer’s heat upon us, we turn to whites, rosés, hell…anything chilled. Although going too far might risk damnation:
Thank you internet, thank you (and yes, those are wine). But if you’re not into drive-by Eucharists via ice cream trucks, how about chilling with something traditional yet all too forgotten: fortified wine. Continue reading
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