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Step up, get your Madeira library now

February 22, 2013|By S. Irene Virbila
  • Three classic works on Madeira available now from the Rare Wine Company in Sonoma. Get them before they go out of print.
Three classic works on Madeira available now from the Rare Wine Company… (Rare Wine Company )

A few years ago when I was planning a trip to the island of Madeira, I found plenty of tourist information but very little on what interested me most: the wine.

The only book I turned up was the 1984 tome "Madeira, the Island Vineyard" by Noel Cossart, which I got on loan from the library. I wish I could have had a copy to read while I was traveling.
Now Rare Wine Co., one of the few importers to deal in vintage Madeira, has not one but three books on Madeira on offer at a special three-pack price. $99.95 plus postage buys you “The Essential Madeira Library,”  which includes the expanded 2011 edition of "Madeira, the Island Vineyard" (the Rare Wine Co., 2011), plus "Madeira" by Alex Liddell (Faber & Faber, 1998, now out of print) and "Oceans of Wine" by David Hancock (Yale University Press, 2009). The regular price for all three would be $121.50.

Overkill? I really don’t think so. The 500-year-old history of Madeira and the wine trade is fascinating. Of course, you’re going to be doing your reading with a glass of Madeira in hand. The only way to study.

To order, email or call (800) 999-4342.


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