Flashcards in Terras Madeirenses Deck (22)
portugal is __ largest producer of wine?
portugal is __ per capita
how was madeira founded?
archipelago discovered while exploring the african north coast located about 625m from portugal
what is referred to the 'isle of woods?'
what did the portugese do when they founded madeira?
they colonized it and set it on fire to make room for agriculture
why was madeira important?
vinhos do roda
round trip wine across the atlantic or east indies and back
what style of madeira demands the higher price point?
vinhos do roda
matured on the island
came about in the 19th century to meet demand for madeira
what two american events was madeira consumed at?
inauguration of gw
signing of the declaration of independence
what huge invent happened in 1807 and why?
the french and spanish invaded portugal because they wanted to disrupt trade with england
- vines were not really damaged, but the prices were
what event caused the decline for portugese wines in england
- the exile of napolean
- british opened up trade with europe
- french and spanish wines went up
- portugese wines went down
what eventually replaced port?
when was portugal hit with mildew and phylloxera?
where was excluded?
- powdery and downy mildew 1850
- phylloxera 1867
colares in lisboa was spared
after phylloxera, what happened to portugal?
many vineyards were not replaced
- cork industry
in 20th century portugal moved to protect its wine producing regions
- vinho verde amongst others
- but politics silenced it (right wing rule)
junta nacional do vinhos
wine law revamp
consolidating smaller vineyards into large coops
mateus + lancers
two estates for semi-sparkling rose
were the face of portugese wine