Old wines, old friends

A man wears a tshirt that says 'whisky lactones never die'

Why cellar wines? These 31 Spanish wines offer ample encouragement and food for thought. Above, a reminder to those considering ageing a heavily oaked red wine.

I assume that some of you Purple Pagers have a cellar at home. And those cellars are probably filled with wine bottles. I mean, nobody has a cellar of milk cartons because after a few weeks they will have spoiled. Maybe someone stores spirits, but a whisky that has spent 20 years bottled is quite similar if not identical to its original form.

Wine, on the other hand, is a beverage halfway between these...