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Madeira, off Portugal's coast, offers seafood, sunshine and the famous namesake wine

Madeira, off Portugal's coast, offers seafood, sunshine and the famous namesake wine

FUNCHAL, Madeira (AP) — When I told people we were going on vacation to Madeira, it raised an eyebrow or two. "Where?" "Why?" "Isn't that where they make port?" To answer the last question first: No. Port comes from the Douro region of Portugal, and Madeira is home to its own eponymous appellation of fortified wine. The where (and the what): Madeira is a Portuguese archipelago located about 400 miles off the coast of north Africa. It consists of the island of Porto Santo, the Ilhas Desertas (deserted islands) and the island of Madeira, where the capital of Funchal is located (even though it's part of Portugal, the archipelago is an...

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