I took a photo of the regular French red wine bottles that we brought to the Marquis, and for which we needed our free corkscrew while there.
A good friend, a certified Sommelier, once told me that if red and white wines are served at room temperature in a black colored glass, the vast majority of tasters cannot tell the difference between them! He ought to know. So, rather than break the neck on the desk we unscrewed the cork with our compplimentary puller and savored the wine in our room-provided water glasses.
Just picked up a case of 2bc, for a whopping $38 including tax. I take it on the road with me each week. They make a great gift and I have never had anyone say they did not like the wine.
Pan AM, those were the days. The youth of today will never know what travel used to be like!
Wait, I am definitely not a youth of today, and never got to fly on Pan Am . I think the only overseas flights I had in my younger years, were on the "Flying Tiger ailines", going to and from overseas. I don't think C-130's count because you don't get to check luggage . I am stuck judging overseas flights with what I have been on today. So sad.
I am with you, so sad!
But it seems like travel is headed that way. I took someone on The Eurostar with me, her first time, and I had stated that it was a really special train and the travel was most memorable. For the first time, it really wasn't, it was mass transit.