Broad Term(s):


The following types of wine are mentioned in the Financial Papers:

Claret Wine - A name originally given (like French vin clairet) to wines of yellowish or light red colour, as distinguished alike from ‘red wine’ and ‘white wine’; the contrast with the former ceased about 1600, and it was apparently then used for red wines generally, in which sense it is still, or was recently. Now applied to the red wines imported from Bordeaux, generally mixed with Benicarlo or some full-bodied French wine.

Lisbon Wine - A white wine produced in the province of Estremadura in Portugal and imported from Lisbon.

Madeira Wine - A fortified wine produced on the island of Madeira; a variety of this.

Port Wine - A type of sweet, dark red fortified wine, originally from Portugal. Hence: a drink of port; a glass used for port. Formerly also called  red port, as opposed to white port.

Sherry Wine - Originally, the still white wine made near Xeres (now Jerez de la Frontera, a town in Andalusia, near Cadiz); in modern use, extended to a class of Spanish fortified white wines of similar character, and (usually with prefixed word, as  Californian sherry,  Cape sherry) to wines made elsewhere in imitation of Spanish sherry. Also, a wine of this kind.

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