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Wine: A white Christmas

We usually think of Christmas and New Year as winter feasts most suited to hearty reds. But are we right to do so?

© Mike Willis

Feasts need wine, and seasonal feasts need seasonal wines. We usually think of Christmas and New Year as winter feasts most suited to hearty reds. But are we right to do so?

The mistake that some people make is serving a cherished, trophy red at Christmas. After all, it is a special occasion. But the range of flavours in a festive meal may overpower, or at least subdue, some of the subtle flavours of an aged Bordeaux or Barolo. As a rule of…

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