"brought a glass of Madeira to Fanny"
18th century drinking glasses
Public Domain18th century drinking glasses - Credit: unknown

 Madeira is a fortified Portuguese wine produced in Madeira, a group of islands situated in the north Atlantic, one of which is called Madeira. Exportation of unfortified Madeiran wine began in the 16th century, whilst the production of wines fortified with brandy began in the 18th century.