We started off the evening with a 2012 Cotes de Provence Rose that I brought with me. It is made from a blend of 40% Grenache, 50% Cinsault and 10% Syrah. It was a beautiful pale pink color and had a delightful floral bouquet. It was dry, crisp and quite refreshing. It was enjoyed by all.
Later on, as we all nestled into our chairs to watch the fireworks, our hostess brought out a wonderful Tawny Port. It was W. & J. Graham’s port that had been aged 20 years. It was a perfect blend of nut, orange peel and vanilla and had a long silky finish. What a great way to watch the fireworks!