Tue 15th May 2018, Port Fit for a (New) Duchess, at The B&F

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Tue 15th May 2018, Port Fit for a (New) Duchess, at The B&F

Post by jdaw1 » 21:14 Fri 11 May 2018

In honour of the forthcoming nuptials of Prince Henry of Wales KCVO and Miss Rachel Meghan Markle, we gathered on Tuesday 15th May 2018 to drink ‘Port Fit for a (New) Duchess’, the theme being an echo of Port Fit for a Queen enjoyed on the occasion of Her Majesty’s reign exceeding that of Victoria.

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Post by jdaw1 » 23:29 Tue 15 May 2018

Some bottles were off, but the magnums and the Fonseca 1970 showed wonderfully. As did, amongst others, O60, Cr60, and F60. As did the 1982 tawny bottled for the occasion.

The evening was splendid, the four toasts being made by our newest citizen.

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Post by jdaw1 » 22:51 Wed 16 May 2018

The glass on the right-ish far-bottom, not quite on the placemats, was a Sandeman 1968 left over from The BFT. The S68 had been double-decanted in Portugal about nine days before.

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Re: Tue 15th May 2018, Port Fit for a (New) Duchess, at The B&F

Post by jdaw1 » 11:43 Sat 19 May 2018

And we have an announcement:
Kensington Palace wrote: The Queen has today been pleased to confer a Dukedom on Prince Henry of Wales. His titles will be Duke of Sussex, Earl of Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel.

Prince Harry thus becomes His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex, and Ms. Meghan Markle on marriage will become Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex.

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Re: Tue 15th May 2018, Port Fit for a (New) Duchess, at The B&F

Post by jdaw1 » 00:06 Mon 31 Dec 2018

My TNs belatedly posted. Be encouraged to do likewise (the posting, not the belatedness).

One of my TNs has a list, presumably of toasts:
  • The Queen;
  • The Happy Couple;
  • Vintage Port;
  • The Port Forum.
Can anybody recall whether these were actually done?

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Re: Tue 15th May 2018, Port Fit for a (New) Duchess, at The B&F

Post by DRT » 02:03 Tue 01 Jan 2019

jdaw1 wrote:
00:06 Mon 31 Dec 2018
One of my TNs has a list, presumably of toasts:
  • The Queen;
  • The Happy Couple;
  • Vintage Port;
  • The Port Forum.
Can anybody recall whether these were actually done?
jdaw1 wrote:
23:29 Tue 15 May 2018
The evening was splendid, the four toasts being made by our newest citizen.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"
Ernest H. Cockburn

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