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John Hanson
A Bottle of Wine From the Cellar of a Founding Father, the First Man Who Held the Title President of the United States Acquired from the direct descendants of John Hanson, giving a continuous provenance to date.
1783. It still has a small piece of his red seal attachedThe history of wine in America is irrevocably tied to the history of port and other fortified wines, which are created by adding harder liquor to red wine. Portugal and the island of Madeira, leading makers of these wines, served as well-known ports for various shipping routes going to and from the New World. Prior to the Revolution, England had specific legislation in place that prevented the export of wine to British colonies in the New World unless it came on a British vessel and originated from a British port of call. However, the island of Madeira was exempt from this law.  After the outbreak of hostilities, wine and other goods from Portugal were more prevalent as goods from Great Britain and France became harder to get.  Lastly, fortified wines lasted longer and were more durable during the long voyage from Europe across the Atlantic, where they would be bottled.Ports and other fortified wines are well known for being the dominate toasting wines for our nation’s Founding Fathers.  They drank madeira to celebrate the signing the of the Declaration of Independence.  Washington so liked fortified wine that he used this to toast at his inauguration. On one occasion, John Adams wrote to his wife Abigail of the great quantities he consumed while a Massachusetts delegate to the Continental Congress. Chief Justice John Marshall was also known to appreciate it.  A bottle was used to christen the USS Constitution in 1797. It was a favorite of Thomas Jefferson, who recalled in 1817, ""The taste of this countr … [Click Below for Full Description]
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