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If you could have one last drink before you die, what would it be?

In the dark and rain, lightning struck the trees—but it never touched the part of the vineyard where the best vines were planted

By Barry Smith  
What would your last drink be?

What would your last drink be?

If you could choose your last bottle of wine, what would it be? A tough question that became a reality for one member of my family many years ago. Tom, a lawyer in his early sixties, developed an inoperable brain tumour. Still quite well when given this terrible news, he knew that he faced a rapid decline. Tom loved cigars, wine and his home city of Edinburgh with its historic ties to claret.…

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