What constitutes a declaration of independence?
The signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 was a celebration for many that was toasted by the signers with one of their house favorite wines. It was red-ish, a little sweet, and had travelled about 3,200 miles to get into the glasses of John Hancock, Thomas Jefferson, and the rest of the Continental Congress. It was called Madeira and it is still made today, as it was then.
This legendary moment created a time of historic societal advancement. To better understand the full effect, we use wine as our portal to a broader yet more detailed view of life outside the windows of Independence Hall.
Throughout the presentation, we will be tasting 3-4 wines from around the world, and discuss their quality, production methods, and source of origin as well as their cultural significance.