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Vergine

The best quality version of the Marsala; look there.

DOC area for liqueur wine in the Italian region Sicily, He is one of the best known Dessert wines the world and is named after the port city of the same name (Arabic Marsah-el-Allah = port or gate of God) in the province of Trapani. The zone with over 5,000 hectares of vineyards includes, with the exception of the Sicilian upstream and associated island Pantelleria, as well as the municipalities of Alcamo and Favignana, the entire province of Trapani. In 1770, the English merchant and wine expert John came Woodhouse to Marsala and started exporting Sicilian wines to England because of the need there port wine and sherry the offer exceeded. The year of the "invention" was 1773, and Woodhouse considered eight liters for each of the four hundred liter barrels intended for England alcohol when restricted. He had been in before Portugal with the production of port wine employed. In 1796 he opened the first Marsala house in Marsala, consisting of a warehouse and a winery.

The success of the wine was, so to speak, initiated by the English Admiral Horatio Nelson (1758-1805), who ordered an annual delivery of 500 barrels for the fleet in 1800. In 1812, the Englishman Benjamin Ingham founded a second company in Marsala and also exported the wine to North America and Australia. The largest Marsala house still in existence today was opened by Vincenzo Florio in 1832. All three companies were eventually taken over by the...

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