Wine: A day for decanting decadence

From dawn to dusk, there is a wine for every hour, occasion and meal on Christmas Day, writes Tomás Clancy.

23rd December, 2012
Celebrating Christmas dinner in style with top-quality wine. Photo: Getty

Tomorrow is Christmas Eve. Yes, the hour of civilisation's last universal feasting day is almost upon us. It seems a little ironic when you reflect upon the fact that while western civilisation is getting collectively fatter, the number of feasting events in our culture has fallen away to nothing.

Today, the Christmas Day dinner ceremony is the last reminder of our feasting and fasting heritage.

This brief missal is designed to help with the all...

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