Starting a Tradition

Here’s some musing on port and fatherhood from The Wine Society’s newsletter:

The most exciting thing to happen in 2011, at least for me, was the birth of our daughter, Helena. The second most exciting thing was the vintage in the Douro valley which has been declared by all port shippers. There’s talk of it being the best since 1977, my birth year. With the collision of these two momentous events, I would be mad not to buy a case of port for my daughter to open when she’s 21. My wife, who doesn’t like port, thinks I’m doing this more for me than for my daughter. She does have a point, I am hoping that I’ll be allowed a glass at Christmas. I’d like Helena to grow up to like port as much as I do but more than that, I want to start a tradition.

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About Henry

I’m a drinks writer. My day job is features editor at the Master of Malt blog. I also contribute to BBC Good Food, the Spectator and others. You can read some of my work here. I’ve done a bit of radio, given some talks and written a couple of books (Empire of Booze, The Home Bar and the forthcoming Cocktail Dictionary).
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