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2.en.30 Banyalbufar, malmsey and Shakespeare

What is the thread that holds  these pictures together? Shakespeare, wine and Banyalbufar? Here follow some hints.

Do you know what “malmsey” is?  A dessert wine from Banyalbufar.

“Bany el buhar” means “vineyard by the sea”, It was the Moors who gave its name to this beautiful  village. Wine was made in Banyalbufar from Moorish times.

Malmsey was a very popular wine in banquets all over Europe since  Shakespeare’s times.

One of the characters in Shakespeare’s play Richard the Third, the Duke of Clarence, died in  a butt of Malmsey.

1478 In the Tower of London, according to tradition,George, Duke of Clarence (b. 1449), convicted of treason against his older brother Edward IV of England, was drowned in a butt of Malmsey wine by Richard III (b. 1449).

Can you read the name written on the barrels ? It is not malmsey, isn’t it? what is the translation in Spanish?

23 febrer 2010 Posted by | anglès, materials, vocabulari | , , | 4 comentaris