Yesterday

Yesterday was about food, wine, and a Claret jug

My muscle fatigue and balance issues mean that I can no longer pour wine into a decanter, and I had some that was going to benefit from decanting from the point of giving it a bit of air, and separating the sediment….so my friend brought a claret jug over, and duly decanted said wine a couple of hours before we were due to eat.

Is that not a lovely item? (Don’t tell, but if it were mine I would have cleaned the silver!)

33 comments

  1. I would have too Sue 😀

  2. maristravels

    Agreed, but then, what the hell. Was the wine good?

  3. It is lovely. I’m sorry about your continuing issues with muscle fatigue and balance, Sue. I learned firsthand this weekend of balance issues as I overstepped a lower step in a museum and fell hard on a marble floor, twisting my ankle in the process. The next day, I almost fell again! I’m seeing a doctor today to find out if I have a twisted ankle or a broken foot, or just some kind of strain. Anyway, wine would certainly be a great antidote!

  4. Things like Claret jugs and decanters seem to be less popular now. When I got married in 1977, we received a set of Bohemian crystal decanters as a wedding gift, accompanied by a set of six of each glasses for various drinks. Most of them were undamaged when we split up in 1985, and I sometimes wonder if my ex-wife still uses them.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  5. It is a lovely piece. Know any history of it? When made? (Can’t tell, but looks later than the Brilliant period. A good many old pieces are leaded glass.)
    Many people now do not polish the silver often because old silver pieces do wear down over the years – would be a shame to lose the details. Human touch does “polish” the tarnish a bit like with Navaho jewelry (If you wear it a lot, it stays “polished”; store it and it goes dark)
    That’s a treasure for sure (and glad it’s used – things put away are sad – you might as well not have them at all)

  6. Does the muscle fatigue and balance issues impact your photography and travels?

    • Sue

      Oh yes, but I’m learning to adapt over time. Travel is much more limited, and for the last 7 years I have been using mirrorless cameras with small lenses, as I can’t lift anything too heavy…

  7. I won’t “breath” a word 😊

  8. That IS lovely, even uncleaned.

  9. It is lovely, but would look better for a bit of silver polish. We got rid of all our silver a while ago. Life’s too short to polish it. 😀

  10. I would have polished it too — especially if the wine was really good. I think I t adds to the experience.

  11. Some of the answers are very telling 🙂 🙂 Me, I just like the jug. And claret!

  12. Sorry about your physical problems but regarding photography, you still do a great job. We once shared a very expensive and very good wine with friends and because we were in the mountains and they didn’t have their usual decanter, we used a vase from Walmart. 🙂 Wine tasted fantastic anyway and made it even more fun.

    janet

  13. We were given a claret jug as a wedding present in 1981. I don’t think we ever used it and I’m not sure where it went. Hadn’t thought about it for years till I read this!

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