Re: replica SCA-period bottles & wines
- --- In Authentic_SCA@yahoogroups.com, Michael Hurley <mephit@...> wrote:
> Also, Medieval Design ( http://www.medievaldesign.com/indexengl.htmlHas anyone in the US bought from these folks before? They have some
> ) sells some bottles in their glass section.
magnificent items on offer, but I'm curious about how well cross-world
purchasing works with these folks.
Not to mention how good their stuff really is.
-Iain of Malagentia
- At 02:10 PM 6/20/2008, Matthew Baker wrote:
>If anyone knows of modern vineyards which are still producing theI do not know of wines available quite that old. Though I have seen
>same categories of wines as were imported into England between say
>1450AD and 1509AD, - would you be good enough to pass that info
>along to us? It would be so cool to serve something like Rhenish*,
>malmsey*, and claret* at our feast table, to complement redacted
>medieval "dishes". Wikipedia says what they* are without giving any
>idea if they are still produced anywhere!
claret for sale, I have no idea how it compares to 15th-16th century
types of that name. The oldest wines that I have personally seen were
some 150 or so years old Madeiras. There are also some quite good
blends (incorporating actual antique stock) reproducing types of
Madeira from the early 18th-19th century that are surprisingly
reasonable in price (partnership between a bottler in New York and
producer on Madeira). Madeira was popular early because it travels
and keeps well. The Island was re-discovered and settled in the
early 15th C. but wine production and export became important in the
17th C and this may make it too late for your purposes.
- I've purchased from Medieval Design before...my experiences with thier dress accessories, etc. have been very good. Custome contact can be tricky, due to the time difference, but I very much like the items I have purchased from them.
Eadric the Potter Rob Van Rens www.ironwoodpottery.com
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--- In Authentic_SCA@yahoogroups.com, Beth and Bob Matney
>Rhenish wine was a clear white wine that is produced from the Rhine
> At 02:10 PM 6/20/2008, Matthew Baker wrote:
> >If anyone knows of modern vineyards which are still producing the
> >same categories of wines as were imported into England between
> >say 1450AD and 1509AD, - would you be good enough to pass that
> >info along to us?
Malmsey was a strong, sweet white wine from Greece, originally from
Monemvasia in the Peloponnese.
Claret was a light red wine from Bordeaux.
I hope this is somewhat helpful...