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Wine production dates back millennia, yet Madeira, the volcanic island west of Morocco, is perhaps one of the oldest and most renowned wine-growing regions in the world, as well as the subject of Noel Cossart’s new book Madeira: the Island Vineyard. This fascinating read chronicles the history-rich region that was once the pinnacle of style and taste. Almost completely lost to wars, economic disaster, and vine calamities that ravaged the island, Madeira is now enjoying a dramatic comeback, thanks, in part, to its many exquisite remaining wines, showcasing Madeira’s unique ability to produce wines that are able to age gracefully for up to a century or more, an almost unbelievable feat. Noel Cossart’s Madeira: The Island Vineyard is available in stores and online for $40.

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