Port, Porto, Portugal 

Can there be anything better than a quality glass of port

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The wedding season is in full swing, each occasion uniquely special and uplifting as it reflects the true personalities of the families involved.

It would be churlish to choose one of all these brilliant ahead of the rest but I have to admit I was particularly looking to the marriage in Portugal of my great friend Edward Ward and Larlie Symington, a member of one the great port-producing dynasties.

I would never be so vulgar or loose-lipped to document the details of a private wedding but needless to say I had a splendid time in the picturesque Douro valley – port was guzzled by the gallon and smiles were never far from faces!

I was travelling to Portugal with that loose-moraled journalist (or is that tautology?!) James Emmett. He is a man designed for Portugal – he arrived smacking his lips in lust for his first glass of port. Water…

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