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Wine: how to pick a great bottle for Christmas

Take care this Christmas. Too strong a dish will overpower very fine wines

By Barry Smith   January 2016

A wine glass stands on table in front of a Christmas tree.

When is it time to drink a truly great wine? The answer is not obvious. You may have a special bottle that you’ve been waiting for the right occasion to open. Wine is social but who will you choose to share this bottle with? Dinner companions may fail to notice how precious the wine is and simply glug it down. I saw this happen to the host of a large…

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