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Recovering from Christmas

By Barry Smith  

After the excesses of the festive season many drinkers opt for a short period of abstinence. Some won’t even touch a drop of alcohol for a month. For those of us who are not so abstemious, it’s still a good idea to cut down on alcohol by seeking out wines made in a lighter style.

Initially, this may seem about as appealing as a fat-free yoghurt, but you don’t have to forgo aroma, flavour or interest if you turn to grape varieties that are naturally low in sugar, grown in regions where they have been carefully cultivated through the ages,…

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