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Noel Cossart on medicinal properties of Madeira [Mar. 16th, 2014|11:24 pm]
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... the last of the Bramin Madeiras were bought by a well-known temperance ex-governor of Vermont for "medical purposes"... I had a great-aunt who would not touch a drop of liquor, but regularly drank a glass of Malmsey at 11 am with a biscuit and another at 4 pm with cake... When I was in New York I saw a well-known wine merchant bottling of one-eighth bottles of Madeira with "tear-off tops"... for chemists to sell to non-drinking old ladies to carry in their handbags.
It is curious how teetotallers do not seem to consider enjoying the medicinal properties of Madeira to be against their principles.