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Hello. I cleaned out my mother's home 5 years ago and took a few bottles that she had kept that were her father's. If you can shed any light on them it would be greatly appreciated. They are the following:

Selected Malmsey - Fine Madeira Wine, Vintage 1906
Bottled and exported by OscarAcciaioly, Madiera Island.

Ruffino Aleatico Dessert Wine SALENTO Vintage 1951
Produced and bottled by I.L. Ruffino Pontassieve (Firenze) Italy

E. Remy Martin & Co Cognac Grand Champagne No. B.27869

I look forward to your response and thank you in advance.

Lauren
Westport, CT USA

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Dear Lauren,

Selected Malmsey - Fine Madeira Wine, Vintage 1906
Liqueur wine produced in Madeira Island (Portugal) by heating. This is a very old vintage and should still be very drinkable. These old Madeiras are quite rich and aromatic. Be sure to use it as a dessert wine with english cake or scones with marmalade. Made from Malvasia grape.

Ruffino Aleatico Dessert Wine SALENTO Vintage 1951
Another liqueur wine, this one produced in South Italy. Made from Primitivo grape. Goes well with dried figs.

E. Remy Martin & Co Cognac Grand Champagne No. B.27869
This is the finest of Cognac Brandy appellations. 100% is coming from the Grand Champagne vineyard of Cognac. Bears no relation whatsoever with the sparkling wine Champagne area that lies about 500 kms away.

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Viticulture issues, enology / winemaking issues. Wine regions of the world, with specialisation in the wines of Portugal, including Port. Tasting and sensory analysis, chemical analysis and the relation between both. Wine industry and wine economics (BUT NOT PRICES OF WINES). Sources of information regarding any aspect of wine. The human element of the wine industry and the integration of all aspects and sciences that concur to make a wine. Terroir.

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I have been a winemaker for 20 years. I am also in charge of the R&D department of the largest wine company in Portugal.

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