A Madeira Party

I don’t wish to say much about it, but would like to draw your attention to this short story by Silas Weir Mitchell, first published in 1895.  It is about a meeting of Madeira connoisseurs earlier in the nineteenth century, and I found it fascinating to observe similarities and differences in attitudes and beliefs compared to modern-day gatherings of wine-lovers.

The best place to read it I think is here on the MadeiraWineGuide website.  The density of the text makes it difficult to read, but zooming in helps a bit.  I finished up grabbing the text and printing to small pages using CutePDF for reading on my Kindle.

About Steve Slatcher

Wine enthusiast and software engineer
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