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by Fred McMillin
Then, in 1980, he started working with a little known grape variety, the orange muscat. Author James Halliday: The orange muscat dessert wines have powered the Quady empire ever since, accounting for about half of the sales...none of these muscat wines is easy to make, but Quady has demonstrated absolute mastery.
The fireworks were not over!
The Rest of the Story
Man's first wine was probably made from a member of the Muscat family.
In the Middle Ages when the Popes resided at Avignon near the mouth of the Rhone River, they came to appreciate the local Muscat wine so much that in the region it still is called "the nectar of the popes."
Four centuries later the district started making sweet, dessert, Muscats. It was these that served as a model for Andrew Quady as he began developing his own version. One of them is our...
Wine of the Day
Electra California Orange Muscat Wine, 1999
Where's the Winery? It's in the hot California Central Valley at the town of Madera. That is also the name of the surrounding Madera viticultural area of 600 torrid square miles. When we last checked there was only one crop in the area generating more income than wine grapes: table grapes.
This page created August 2000