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I have taken the liberty of sending you a bottle of domestic wine which I call Tokay. It is made of a grape that I found some years since at Clarksburgh Montgomery County Maryland, at a Mrs. Scholls. It is one of the greatest bearers of any grape that I know of, and tolerable for the table. They are also very handsome, the bunches are of a good size and a beautiful black colour, covered with a...
I send for your acceptance through the Post office a bottle of wine made last September, from a grape I call Tokay, A German Priest who saw the grapes ripe said they were the true Tokay, such as he had seen growing in Hungary, I have no doubt but that these grapes are like them, but I have a strong suspicion that they are native—I found them at Clarksburg in Montgomery County at a M rs...
I went last week to see the Baltimore cattle show, with a view to get the members of the Agricultural Society of Maryland to recommend the cultivation of the vine, and the making of wine. I had previously sent four kinds of wine to the President of the society, and which was drank at the Societies dinner, and generally spoke favourably of— Particularly the kind made from a grape called the...
I sent you some days since a bottle of domestic wine that I call Tokay—I now send you a bottle of what I call Burgundy. neither of these wines have had any brandy in them,—I will after I have bottled it send you a bottle of my Champaign, made of the miller Burgundy grape, which will have to be kept perhaps two months before you drink it, when, I expect it will be brisk and sparkle—I have but...