TRADE ONLY: Discover the beauty and versatility of Madeira!

TRADE ONLY: Discover the beauty and versatility of Madeira!


11:00 am - 5:00 pm


City Winery
25 11th Avenue, New York, NY, 10011

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Madeira, the fortified wine from the island of Madeira in Portugal, is a wine that will excite the palate. Madeira is a wine for everyone and every occasion. Ranging from dry to sweet, Madeira can be enjoyed on its own, paired in a meal, or mixed in a cocktail. Come discover the beauty and versatility of Madeira!

11:00am – 12:00pm Pairing Madeira Wine with Food

From dry to sweet, Madeira is a wine with intense freshness as a result of its typical acidity. It has a bouquet consisting of a set of aromas that develop during the aging process, resulting in complex, rich, intense, and unforgettable wines. Madeira can be paired with many types of foods, you just have to dare yourself! Lead by Sommelier and Portuguese brand ambassador Bruno Almeida, taste six styles of Madeira paired with different bites and discover the exciting versatility of Madeira.

1:00pm – 2:00pm Colheitas and Frasqueiras

Colheitas and Frasqueiras are premium expressions of Madeira. Both are produced from grapes of a single harvest, but do you know the between the two styles? Sommelier and Portuguese brand ambassador Bruno Almeida will lead this exclusive seminar that will focus on these two styles of Madeira as we taste six special Madeira wines ranging from 1978 to 2009.

3:00pm – 4:00pm Madeira and Cocktails

While often served as an aperitif or a dessert, Madeira wines are a perfect modifying ingredient in cocktails. Join award-winning mixologist Lynnette Marrero who will demonstrate how Madeira’s well-rounded flavor profile, and balanced level of sweetness and acidity, can enhance a range of cocktails.

12:00pm – 5:00pm Walk Around Tasting

Six Madeira Wine Producers – Justino’s Madeira Wines/Broadbent Selection, Blandy’s/Cossart Gordon/Miles, Henriques & Henriques, H.M. Borges, Vinhos Barbeito/The Rare Wine Company, and Pereira d’Oliveira – will feature a selection of Madeira wines to enjoy during a walk around tasting.

This event is open to qualified wine trade and media only. To request a registration link, please email