All of us here at JR.com hope that you have a delightful day today, especially if you are celebrating Christmas.
We wish you a day that is truly full of delight inspired by those you're spending it with and by what you consume in whatever form.
We will be back next week with a series of wine book reviews and an array of tasting notes, including those on a greater vertical of La Conseillante in Pomerol than has probably ever been enjoyed anywhere and a giant survey of some of Australia's most promising wines - many of them great buys.
Enjoy this holiday weekend and choose your bottles with care. We are making major inroads into our stocks of port, madeira and sherry. Never has the British weather suggested them more forcefully. (The picture was taken by Hannah McArdle for her aychblog.com.)