Northwest NEWS

November 1, 1999

Valley Special

The Herbfarm to host rare wine tasting and dinner

   On Sunday, November 14, The Herbfarm Restaurant in Issaquah will host a dinner and significant tasting of fine and rare Madeira wines to commemorate the last great American Madeira Party of the 19th Century, which took place 100 years ago in Baltimore.

   Though little-known today, from Colonial Days until the beginning of this century, Madeira wines were by far the most coveted wines among affluent Americans. Madeira enjoyed a level of prestige and a passion among collectors that was not unlike that of today's hottest cult wines.

   This tasting of 14 rare Madeiras and dinner at The Herbfarm is $385 per person. For additional information and reservations, call The Herbfarm at 206-784-2222.