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The wines that one best remembers are not necessarily the finest that one has ever tasted, and the highest quality may fail to delight so much as some far more humble beverage drunk in more favorable surroundings.  H. Warner Allen

Welcome to December, a month when you will have ample opportunities for gathering with friends and family. The ladies of TeamWine, Miranda McVoy and Angela Jones, accepted the invitation to select the wines for the holidays. Interestingly, though they did not consult with each other, each procured an Italian wine. The other members of TeamWine, John McVoy and me, were delighted with their selections and we all hope you will be as well. Happy Holidays!

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