A history and description of modern wines

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Pagina 386 - That is to say, that her sacred royal majesty of Great Britain shall, in her own name, and that of her successors, be obliged, for ever hereafter, to admit the wines of the growth of Portugal into Britain...
Pagina 386 - I. His sacred royal majesty of Portugal promises, both in his own name, and that of his successors, to admit, for ever hereafter, into Portugal, the woollen cloths, and the rest of the woollen manufactures of the British, as was accustomed, till they were prohibited by the law; nevertheless upon this condition : ART.
Pagina 36 - There is only one species of wine which is made without beating, treading, or pressing, this is what they call in Spain lagrima. The grapes melting with ripeness, are suspended in bunches, and the wine is .the produce of the droppings. This can only be effected with the muscatel grape, of the warm south. In this way the richest Malaga is made. In Cyprus the grapes are beaten with mallets, on an inclined plane, with a reservoir at the end.
Pagina 40 - In the south of France a quantity of wine is made, called muet, for which the grapes are trodden and pressed at the vintage, and the wine is fined immediately, to prevent fermentation.
Pagina 26 - This practice is still followed in some of the islands of the Greek Archipelago, at St. Lucar in Spain, in Italy, at least in Calabria, and in some of the north-eastern departments of France. The fermentation is facilitated greatly by this process. In some parts of France, a labourer with sabots treads the grapes out as they come from the vineyard in a square box, having holes in the bottom, and placed over a vat, — a very barbarous method. The murk is then removed, and he proceeds with fresh grapes...
Pagina 387 - Britain in pipes or hogsheads, or other casks, than what shall be demanded for the like quantity or measure of French wine, deducting or abating a third part of the custom or duty. But if at any time this deduction or abatement of customs, which is to be made as aforesaid, shall in any manner be attempted and prejudiced, it shall be just and lawful for his sacred royal majesty of Portugal, again to prohibit the woollen cloths, and the rest of the British woollen manufactures.
Pagina 208 - ... Wines, by Alex. Henderson, Lond. 1824. The following is taken from Cyrus Redding's History of Modern Wines, Lond. 1833: " In the early voyages to these islands (the Canaries), quoted in Ashley's collection, there is a passage relative to sack, which will puzzle wise heads about that wine. It is under the head of ' Nicols' Voyage.' Nicols lived eight years in the islands. The island of Teneriffe produces three sorts of wine, Canary, Malvasia, and Verdona, ' which may all go under the denomination...
Pagina 89 - Champagne, and is very highly esteemed by the connoisseur. The price is from thirty to sixty francs the hectolitre. Aubigny produces a delicate red wine, and Montsaugcon a red wine which keeps well for forty years, though of a very delicate quality. "It is useless here to particularize every variety of wine produced in Champagne. Some classes are too meagre to attract the attention of foreigners, while others will not bear exportation. It suffices to remark that in no other spot on the globe is the...
Pagina 68 - Champagne, it is to l>e presumed for the first time, spun out his diplomatic errand to the longest possible moment, and then gave up all that was required of him in order to prolong his stay, getting drunk on Champagne daily before dinner. " It is said that Francis I. of France, Pope Leo X., Charles V. of Spain, and Henry VIII. of England, had each of them a vineyard at Ay, their own property, and on each vineyard a small house occupied by a superintendent. Thus the genuine article was secured by...
Pagina 218 - Nierstein, Oppenheim, Laubenheim, and Gaubischeim are considered to yield first growths, but that of Deidesheim is held to be the best; the last of 1825 sells for twelve pounds sterling the ahm, of thirty gallons, in the present year. The prices vary much, and depend in a great degree upon the age of the wine. New wine may be had from fifteen-pence the moos* to four and seven-pence.

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