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Princess Margaret preferred a vase – 

The Queen’s sister was so miffed at the tiny glasses on Concorde that she used a vase for her G&T, according to a recent report. But what is the best receptacle for specific spirits, wine and beer?

Source: Princess Margaret preferred a vase – but here’s how to choose the right glass for any beverage | Life and style | The Guardian

I too prefer vases; Despite that fact, I’m going to try Baclofen starting next week because I read the Olivier Ameisen book.

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26 comments on “Princess Margaret preferred a vase – 

  1. Anony Mole
    April 26, 2018

    Glass? I don’t need no stinking glass. I drink wine straight from the box and my vodka straight from the gallon plastic bottle. (grin)

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  2. Steve Ruis
    April 26, 2018

    I suggest that articles regarding the “right” and “wrong” ways to serve or eat food have been created for “special” people to help them feel superior. I know this as I come from a lower middle class background and I aped these behaviors to avoid being embarrassed in the company of, well, rich people, the specialist of the special.

    When it comes to beer, I prefer a glass to a bottle and a bottle to a can but I like glasses that are pleasing to the eye, that is that have nice shapes But then, my generation popularized drinking stuffs out of canning jars.

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  3. dpmonahan
    April 26, 2018

    Cheers to Maggie. A G&T in a small glass is obscene.

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  4. Helen Devries
    April 26, 2018

    In her case it must have been a vase intended for gladioli.

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  5. john zande
    April 26, 2018

    Lay off Margaret! You know she can’t get out of the bath to defend herself!

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  6. Sirius Bizinus
    April 26, 2018

    Mason jars are the perfect drink receptacle for every beverage ever. No one will judge you if you have vodka or lighter fluid in your glass. And the best part?

    You don’t even have to wash them.

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  7. Robert A. Vella
    April 26, 2018

    All this media attention given to the royals is driving me to drink… out of a big fat long-necked vase! 😀

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    • The Pink Agendist
      April 26, 2018

      It’s both exhausting and disappointing. Last week El Pais had 3 monarchy related stories and The Guardian a handful. If that’s what’s circulating in intellectual circles, something’s gone terribly wrong.

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  8. acflory
    April 27, 2018

    I’m not a teetotaler but I rarely drink so this just seems odd to me. Apart from anything else, where would you get a ‘jar’, presumably glass, on a plane? Couldn’t Princess Margaret have settled for a cup if she was so desperate for a drink?

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    • The Pink Agendist
      April 27, 2018

      If my memory is correct the vases on the Concord were silver plated and by Christofle 🙂 I can relate to irritation with small glasses. It’s a thing in France to serve alcohol in annoyingly small doses…

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  9. MELewis
    April 27, 2018

    The vessel is essential. I am a fuss budget when it comes to glasses: the right size, shape and thinness of the glass. Which doesn’t mean that when pressed I won’t drink straight out of the bottle!

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  10. Carmen
    April 28, 2018

    I see several people have mentioned Mason jars – they work like a charm! (Best used for moonshine, however) 😉 The things are indestructible. . ..

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  11. jim-
    April 28, 2018

    Is the Baclofen for withdrawals or general spasticity? Gamma amino buturic acids giving you troubles?

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    • The Pink Agendist
      April 28, 2018

      For some people it apparently works well suppressing the anxiety that’s a precursor to drinking….

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      • jim-
        April 28, 2018

        Ah. Haven’t heard that one but the MOA seems appropriate.

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  12. Darn! Odd man out yet again. I’m a fan of the right shaped glass for the beverage. Rock glasses, water glasses, Brand snifters, cordial glasses, big balloons for reds, etc. etc. we have them & use them. The shape of the glass directs the drink to a certain part of your tongue.

    I guess over the years we just enjoyed entertaining in a certain way, cloth cocktail napkins, full set of cocktail dishes etc, etc. The only item we never really bought which now that I think of it I really should, are chargers for the table. I do like a nice place setting charger especially since we are always prepped in advance and so that first course plate is already in the kitchen if not ready to serve, at least garnished ready to place the food on it. With no chargers I always leave the napkin in the napkin ring in the center of the place setting where the plate belongs. Plus chargers are not that expensive, I will have to add that to my Christmas list, LOL! I never think about that until I am setting up and then I always regret not having them. Yeah we are pretty much old school at our house.

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    • The Pink Agendist
      April 29, 2018

      Not as odd as you might think! Later this week I’ll put up some pictures of my hosting arsenal 😀 Everything from tablecloth hangers to sterling chargers. That was a thing when I was a boy. “Proper” people had silver chargers.

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