May 28, 2006


Printed Matter

  • Roger Voss: The Mitchell Beazley pocket guide to fortified and dessert wines. 1st Edition 1989, Mitchell Beazley, London.
  • Horst Dippel: Das Wein Lexikon. 3rd Edition 1997, S. Fischer Verlag, Frankfurt am Main.
  • Elliot, Trevor: The wines of Madeira, 2010, Trevor Elliot Publishing.
  • Hugh Johnson: Hugh Johnson's pocket wine book 2000. Edition 2000, Mitchell Beazley, London.
  • Hugh Johnson: Der neue Weinatlas. 28th Edition 1996, Hallwag AG, Bern.
  • Hugh Johnson: Der große Johnson. 11th Edition 1997, Hallwag AG, Bern.
  • Hugh Johnson: The Story of Wine. 1st Edition 1989, Mitchell Beazley, London.
  • Jancis Robinson: Jancis Robinson's guide to wine grapes. 2nd Edition 1998, Oxford University Press, Oxford.
  • Jancis Robinson: Das Oxford Weinlexikon. 1st Edition, Hallwag AG, Bern.
  • Alex Liddell: Madeira. 1st Edition 1998, Faber & Faber/Mitchell Beazley. The by far most complete and satisfying book on Madeira ever to be printed. Read it! The second and expanded edition of Madeira the mid-atlantic wine was published by Hurst & Co in 2014 and offers even more Information.
  • Cossart, Noel: Madeira - the island vineyard, 1984, Christie's Wine Publications, London.
  • Cossart, Noel and Berk, Emanuel: Madeira - the island vineyard, expanded second edition with new material by Emanuel Berk, 2011, The Rare Wine Company, Sonoma, California. This is the other new bible on Madeira wine, no Madeira wine collector should be without it.
  • Berk, Emanuel: A century past, a celebration of the Madeira party in America, 1999, The Rare Wine Co, Sonoma, California.
  • H. Warner Allen: Portweine und Madeira, 1962.
  • Croft-Cooke, Rupert: Madeira, 1961, Putnam & Company, London.
  • Simon, Andre L., Craig, E.: Madeira - Wine, Cakes & Sauce, 1933, London.
  • L. Irmes, P. E. Grimm: Madeira, 1973, Gloria-Verlag, Spreitenbach.
  • Henry Vizetelly: Facts about Port and Madeira. 1890, London, Reprint, Baltimore.
  • Silas Weir Mitchell: A Madeira Party. Reprint 1975, Corti Brothers, Sacramento. This reprint also contains an essay on Silas Weir Mitchell and a very interesting essay on "Our Madeira Tradition" by Roy Brady.
  • John Radford, Stephen Brook: Fortified and sweet wines, 2000. Mitchell Beazley Publishers, Octopus Publishing Company Ltd., London.
  • Michael Broadbent: Michael Broadbent’s Vintage Wine – fifty years of tasting three centuries of wines. 2002, published in Great-Britain by Webster’s, in the U.S. by Harcourt.
  • John P. Cann: The Madeira Heritage in Colonial America, 2003, in the 30th Annual Report and Review of the British Historical Society of Portugal.

Internet / WWW

  • (all about Madeira wine)
  • (MWC-homepage)
  • (auctions of the Chicago Wine Company)
  • (longdrinks with Madeira)
  • Mannie Berk's Rare Wine Company clearly is one of the driving forces behind the revival of Madeira wine in the United States. Not only is the company the most important importer of old vintage wines, it also teamed up with Vinhos Barbeito to launch the Historic series of classic Madeira blends. This series offers Boston Bual Special Reserve, New York Malmsey Special Reserve, and Charleston Sercial Special Reserve. Also in Spring 2007 a limited bottling of New Orleans Special Reserve Terrantez has been released. The RareWineCo newsletter is packed with information and news and is allways an excellent source for the serious Madeira wine collector.
  • (Bartholomew and Michael Broadbent)
  • (Justino Henriques)
  • (leads you to the “purple pages” of Jancis Robinson, a great source of information)
  • (good shop in Lisboa, many old vintages)
  • Roy Hersh's website on Port and Madeira is simply the best I know. Tons of information, tasting notes, stories, and most important an excellent forum for discussing all things Port and Madeira - what else could you want?
  • Gerdinho's Port- and Madeira-Blog, in German, but very informative! From time to time I post Madeira wine related topics there.


  • Microsoft Wine Guide, 1995.

  • Microsoft Encarta 97 Encyclopedia Deluxe Edition, 1997.

Songs & Poems

  • "Have some Madeira m'dear" by Flanders and Swan. The British duo "Flanders and Swann" were Michael Flanders (1922–1975) and Donald Swann (1923–1994). In 1956 they started performing some of their songs in two-man revues "At The Drop Of A Hat" and "At The Drop Of Another Hat." "Have some Madeira m'dear" was featured in the first revue and tells a story about a young girl who gets seduced by an old man with the help of Madeira wine. If you like more details about this particular song or others, please refer to Flanders and Swann online.