To emphasize America’s deep historical connection to Madeira, The Rare Wine Company created a series of Madeira to honor US cities where Madeira was especially popular in the 18th and 19th centuries. Each bottle bears an early engraving from the city, along with a back label describing the wine and America’s special link to Madeira’s illustrious history. The RWC Historic Series represents a close collaboration between The Rare Wine Co. and Vinhos Barbeito. The Verdelho is made from 85% of the Verdelho grape variety and 15% old-vine Tinta Negro Mole. It is a relatively dry wine, with notes of spice, smoke, light caramel and a backbone of bright acidity. The classic pairing is soup! Seafood bisque or clam chowder would work well.