Through a glass, brightly

Jug Suraiya ponders over the mind-boggling number of wine glasses that can be paired with different varieties of wine

The celebrated Hungarian-born British film director, Alexander Korda, who had a deep abhorrence of anything he deemed to be chi-chi and pretentious, pooh-poohed the snobbish ritual surrounding the eating of caviar – involving a crystal serving bowl, a silver serving spoon, tiny pieces of melba toast on which the roe was placed, with finely chopped onions to act as garnish –
and declared that he always dug into the delicacy from a disused jam jar from which he extracted it with a large dessert spoon.

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