Mention of Winston reminds me of an anecdote (true) concerning his attendance at a pretentious dinner party one evening.
In his usual robust form he managed to antagonise one particularly haughty Lady who looked at him from her lofty height and exclaimed:
“Mr Churchill! If you were my husband I’d poison your wine”...
Churchill, cool as ever, riposted:
“My dear lady, if you were my wife I’d drink it!”