The Perfect Christmas

For Nancy and Nigel Christmas Dinner was going to be different this year.

There would be no bickering at the table over the ‘boiled to death’ sprouts or the flavourless gravy or the poor choice of wines. They’d plan ahead.

The Champagne they’d sample now. Why leave that argument to ‘explode’ at the table and spoil the day?

Too dry, said Nancy. Too sweet, said Nigel. The bubbles weren’t ‘syncopating’ in the mouth. The aftertaste had disturbing hints of ‘stale petrol’.

They were agreed: at £8 a bottle they would not be drinking this rubbish. They’d only serve it to the guests.

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