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  1. Sercial is the name of a white grape grown in Portugal, especially on the island of Madeira. It has given name to the dryest of the four classic varieties of Madeira fortified wine.
  2. Sercial is a dry light coloured Madeira wine, produced from Sercial grapes, said to have been imported originally from the Rhine under the name of a Reisling vine. The grape yields a wine of excellent bouquet, but age is requisit to bring it to perfection and develop the nutty flavour for which it is distinguished.

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Google previewTHE CRUISE OF THE STEAM YACHT NORTH STAR (1854)

by REV. JOHN OVERTON CHOULES

Sercial is a dry, light-colored wine, produced from the round hock grape, which hangs in thick clusters. This wine must WINES — FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. 343 obtain considerable age ...

Google previewThe Wine Guide; Being Practical Hints on the Purchase and Management of Foreign Wines; Their History, and a Complete Catalogue of All Those in Present Use, Etc (1860)

by Frederick C. MILLS (Wine Dealer.)

SERCIAL Is a Madeira wine, dry and of high price, as the quantity made is almost nominal. It requires to be kept some time before it is fit for drinking. It is said to be the product of the Hock grape transplanted to the island. SHERRY.

Google previewHand-Book of Wines, practical, theoretical and historical; with a description of Foreign Spirits and Liqueurs (1852)

Sercial Is an excellent and highly esteemed dry ...

Google previewCommercial Relations of the United States with Foreign Countries (1867)

The sercial is a fine, light, dry wine, requiring at the least seven years of age before using. There is but a limited amount produced, and the old now on hand commands about seven hundred dollars a pipe. The bual grape is now nearly extinct, ...

Google previewHouse Documents, Otherwise Publ. as Executive Documents (1867)

13th Congress, 2d Session-49th Congress, 1st Session by United States. Congress. House

The sercial is a fine, light, dry wine, requiring at the least seven years of age before using. There is but a limited amount produced, and the old now on hand commands about seven hundred dollars a pipe. The bual grape is now nearly extinct, ...

Google previewCommercial Relations of the United States with Foreign Countries... (1867)

by United States. Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce

The sercial is a fine, light, dry wine, requiring at the least seven years of age before using. There is but a limited amount produced, and the old now on hand commands about seven hundred dollars a pipe. The bual grape is now nearly extinct, ...

Google previewThe cruise of the ... North star; to England, Russia [&c.]. (1854)

by John Overton Choules

Sercial is a dry, light-colored wine, produced from the round hock grape, which hangs in thick clusters. This wine must obtain considerable age to become acceptable to the palate. The grape is never eaten ; its price is high. Tittta or Madeira ...

Google previewCongressional Serial Set (1867)

The sercial is a fine, light, dry wine, requiring at the least seven years of age before using. There is but a limited amount produced, and the old now on hand commands about seven hundred dollars a pipe. The bual grape is now nearly extinct, ...

Google previewLetter from the Secretary of State, Transmitting a Statement of the Commercial Relations of the United States with Foreign Nations, for the Year Ending ... (1867)

The sercial is a fine, light, dry wine, requiring at the least seven years of age before using. There is but a limited amount produced, and the old now on hand commands about seven hundred dollars a pipe. The bual grape is now nearly extinct, ...

Google previewJournal of the Society of Arts (1885)

Sercial is a dry, light- coloured wine, of strong aroma and high flavour, and is not considered fit for the table until it is ten years old. When new its taste is very unpleasant, and the grape is quite uneatable. Tinta is sometimes called ...

Google previewAmericanized Encyclopedia Britannica, Revised and Amended (1890)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature; to which is Added Biographies of Livings Subjects ...

The choicest descriptions are Malmsey, Sercial, Bual, and Tinta. Of the other wines the choicest are found on the south side of the island ; but here as the elevation above the sea increases, the quality falls off. The grapes from which Malmsey ...

Google previewAmericanized Encyclopaedia Britannica (1890)

Rev. and Amended A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature, to which is Added Biographies of Living Subjects. 96 Colored Maps and Numerous Illustrations

The choicest descriptions are Malmsey, Sercial, Bual, and Tinta. Of the other wines the choicest are found on the south side of the island ; but here as the elevation above the sea increases, the quality falls off. The grapes from which Malmsey ...

Google previewThe World-wide Encyclopedia and Gazetteer (1908)

Compiled and Revised to Date from the Leading Encyclopedias of the World. A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature, to which is Added Biographies of Living Subjects, One Hundred Colored Maps and Numerous Illustrations

The choicest descriptions are lalmsey, Sercial, Bnal, and Tinta. Of the other wines the choicest are found on the south side of the island; but here as the elevation above the sea increases, the quality falls 011'. The grapes from which Malrnsey ...

Google previewEncyclopædia Metropolitana; Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge ... (1845)

Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

Sercial, ditto. Muscatel, dry, ditto. Lacryma Christi, red. Syracuse, ditto. Mlascoli, ditto. Macchia, ditto. San Giovanni, ditto. Ovieto, white. Aleatico, ditto. Aleatico, red. Chianti, ditto. Vino Graeco, red and white. Asprino, ditto. Monte Fiascone, ditto.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana, Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge (1845)

Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

Sercial, ditto. Muscatel, dry, ditto. ITALIAN. Vino Grrcco, red and white. Asprino, ditto. Monte Fiascone, ditto. Monte Pulciano, ditto. Vino Santo, red and white. Montalcino. white. Vermuti, white with ...

Google previewThe Commercial Dictionary of Trade Products (1892)

Manufacturing and Technical Terms, Moneys, Weights, and Measures of All Countries by Peter Lund Simmonds

SERCIAL, a dry wine of'Madeira. Sancuss, a name in Norway forajackscrew. sunrises. the Portuguese name for the ind iii-rubber tree. SERINGA OiL, an oil obtained in Brazil from the fruit of the borracha, Smhoma elastica. _ ' SERNAMBY ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Londinensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature (1816)

A very great variety of grapes are produced in Madeira, such as the negra molle, verdelho, bual, bastardo, baboza, negrinha, listrain, malvasia, ferral, tinta, sercial, muscatel, alicante, &c. But, if this great number of kinds were reduced to the ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Londinensis (1816)

by John Wilkes

A very great variety of grapes are produced in Madeira, such as the negra molle, verdelho, bual, bastardo, baboza, negrinha, listram, malvasia, ferral, tinta, sercial, muscatel, alicante, &e. But, if this great number of kinds were reduced to the ...

Google previewThe New Werner Twentieth Century Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica (1906)

A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature, Science, History, Geography, Commerce, Biography, Discovery and Invention... with New American Supplement, Complete in Thirty Volumes

The choicest descriptions are Malmsey, Sercial, Baal, and Tinta. The Jesuits at one time contrived to hold the monopoly of the Malmsey ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1889)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature by Thomas Spencer Baynes

SERCIAL, Variety of Madeira wine, XV. 178; XXIV. 609.

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