How 2003 and 2005 red bordeaux look now

Windsor Castle at sunset

It's tough helping out the Queen with her wine collection.

You may imagine that in these pandemic-affected times, it has been difficult for those of us on the Royal Household Wine Committee to perform our duties. Buckingham Palace is rather deserted at the moment while major work is undertaken on its electrical and plumbing underpinnings. The Queen has been spending most of her time in Windsor Castle, pictured above.

But in October we met for our AGM in an extraordinarily large, quiet drawing room, the usual delicious lunch that is our reward for this honorary role (see below; tiny pours...