Whilst eating these spices they drank Grenache, malmsey, or aromatic wines (Fig. 123).
"We are glad to see thee, brother," said he, holding out the flask of malmsey.
malmsey was a strangely generic term for sweet wines from almost every vine-growing district.
In the above way are made—beet-root wine (British Roussillon);—parsnip wine (British malmsey);—turnip w., &c.
Not a guinea—though you should threaten to drown him, like his namesake, in a butt of malmsey—to save his life.
Prince William was drowned in a butt of malmsey wine; he never laughed again.
Other high-class wines, known as Bual, Sercial and malmsey, are made from varieties of grapes bearing the same names.
George, duke of Clarence, executed by drowning in a butt of malmsey wine.
Pray take serious strenuous measures for sending me a pipe of excellent Madeira in cask, with some dozens of malmsey Madeira.
The wine of Santorin, the modern representative of the famous “malmsey,” is mainly exported to Russia.
c.1400, type of strong, sweet white wine, from Provençal malmesie or Middle Dutch malemesye, both from Medieval Latin malmasia, from Medieval Greek Monembasia "Monemvasia," a town in the southern Peloponnesus that was an important center of wine production in the Middle Ages, literally "only one entrance," from monos "alone, only" (see mono-) + embasis "entering into," from en- "in" + basis "a going, a stepping, a base" (see basis).