Food-Friendly Madeira Finds a Champion at Somerville's Juliet

Amy Cavanaugh

Thanks to their low alcohol content and rich flavors, fortified wines have become popular on bar menus. But if vermouth is a workhorse in cocktails and sherry has cemented its reputation as both a cocktail ingredient and a straight sip, where does Madeira fit in? It’s perhaps best-known as a tipple imbibed by colonists during the American Revolution, but at Juliet in Somerville, Mass., Proprietor/Wine Director...