madeira wine for cooking

edited December 1969 in Madeira Wine
i have this recipe for cooking and it calls for a madeira wine but is not specific on what type of madeira wine to use. the recipe is for the turkey gravy and i need to know asap. so please help. thank you


  • Take the medium dry (3 or 5 year old)
    Enjoy your meal, bom apetite!
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  • Hello! I have a recipe for gravy that uses madeira wine. After searching the
    internet, I have found that there are many different types....dry to sweet.
    Can anyone tell me which would be best for gravy? Thanks!
  • Hi jsport2_9,

    For gravy, dry works best.
  • Would that be sercial, the dryest, or would bual work? Thanks
  • Hi again jsport2_9,

    I think Sercial is best, because Bual is medium sweet. However, if you have Bual at home, you can try and see.
  • You're welcome!
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