Flight of fancy

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THERE SEEMS TO be a peren­nial bat­tle on the pages and among the read­ers of this fine pub­li­ca­tion. What’s the point of re­view­ing do­maine de la ro­manée-Conti’s ro­manée-Conti 2015 when: a) we all know it will be bril­liant; and b) only a few very rich peo­ple will ever get to drink it? Why not ded­i­cate more col­umn inches to value of­fers? surely there is room for both: ev­ery­day ad­vice and drink­ing fan­tasy. When it comes to the lat­ter, I’m re­minded of a com­ment at­trib­uted to Us co­me­dian ge­orge burns in his dotage. back when trav­el­ling first class was just that, he was asked by a flight at­ten­dant which mag­a­zines he would like. ‘ Na­tional Geo­graphic and Play­boy please.’ When the at­ten­dant com­mented that this was a rather strange and di­verse se­lec­tion, he replied: ‘yes, I re­ally en­joy read­ing about places I’ll never get to visit.’ Will Bent­ley, Lud­low, UK

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