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Season's greetings to all visitors

from Tom Cannavan, 24th December

I would like to offer my very best wishes to all wine-pages visitors this festive season.

Normally in this litte Christmas broadcast to the world I sum up the year for wine-pages - how many articles published, how much given away in competition prizes, etc. - but this year is a little bit different. For three days from Christmas Eve until Boxing Day, wine-pages is temporarily becoming 'Marie-Curie-pages', with all banner advertising on the home page replaced with an appeal for donations to this incredibly important charity that each year helps over 37,000 terminally ill people spend the last days and weeks of their lives in a safe, comfortable and caring environment. It is such necessary support not only for the patients, but for their carers and relatives too. Please give generously.

Marie Curie

I will be updating wine-pages occasionally over the holiday period, including publishing your Wines of the Year lists - please send them in. But I'll be taking some time off with friends and family too, with normal service resuming on Monday 6th January.

To all who have helped make another very successful and enjoyable year for wine-pages during 2013 - including sponsors of the site, visitors, contributors and people who have helped me behind the scenes - may I wish you a very peaceful and happy Christmas and a great and prosperous 2014.