The marvels of Madeira: one of the great unsung Portuguese wines

May 06, 2020

Madeira may be a great and versatile cooking ingredient, but it’s also the store-cupboard tipple par excellence. 


In the current situation a lot of us are falling back on the contents of our kitchen store-cupboards, reassessing which products qualify as useless, useful or indispensable. Every day I’ve been thanking the earlier, more innocent edition of me that restocked the spice drawer in a pre-lockdown big shop. And I’ve never been more grateful for my plentiful (if somewhat random) stash of a product that used to be a cook’s essential, but which is actually one of the great lost drinks of our time: the fortified wines of Madeira.

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