|Richard Editing the Labels|
|Madeira Casks Ready to Empty|
Criterion is the third of the wine cask finished expressions that Richard Seale has released, Port, Zinfandel, and now Madeira. I'm so excited that this one is coming to the United States. Madeira is a fortified wine available in a range of dry to sweet styles. It gets its name from the island of Madeira, a small, beautiful rock in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Madeira’s unique taste comes from repeatedly heating the wine. The heating creates a wine with fascinating flavors of roasted nuts, stewed fruit, caramel, and toffee.
Criterion: n. cri·te·ri·on \krī-ˈtir-ē-ən also krə-\ 1: a standard on which a judgment or decision may be based. The name just fits, both in the way the rum is produced and the way that the man insists on how it is made and the inherent quality of his products.