Madeira at the Declaration of Independence

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Madeira at the Declaration of Independence

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Historians say Madeira wine was chosen for the famous toast at the signing of the American Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.

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Madeira wine was a big favourite of George Washington. The 1st American President was even reputed to drink a bottle of it each day.

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14 years later, Washington D.C. officially became the capital of America - and Madeira wine joined the celebration as well. The ceremony included raised glasses of Madeira.

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