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The small island of Madeira, located approximately three hundred miles north of the Canary Islands in the Atlantic ocean, has been producing and exporting its wonderful wines more or less since its discovery by the Portuguese in 1419. The island itself became of enormous naval importance, as well as being a vital stopping point on trade routes between Europe and Africa, and the success of Madeira wine has fluctuated wildly over the ages, mirroring the geopolitical situation of the island.
It wasn’t long before this new wine style caught on across Europe. The landed gentry became fascinated by the drink and by the romanticism of its way of production. Before long, barrels of wine from Madeira were being purposefully sent around the tropics on rough seas, with the intention of reproducing the same effect each time. The merchants found ways of massively increasing their profits–they could continue their trade journeys to the Orient, but fill up their cargo holds with barrels of wine, and selling the affected drinks to grateful European customers upon their return.
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