Revised and updated by Jonathan Ray
'Do more expensive wines always taste better? – 'The results are clear. When they don't know what the wine is, most people can't tell which is cheap and which is expensive.'
Which wines have the fewest calories? 'The calories in wine come mainly from the alcohol, secondly from the sugar. The lower the alcohol the fewer the calories. To reduce calories choose lower alcohol, drier wines, and drink less.
Are heavily discounted wines worth the full price? 'Interpretation of worth is personal. A wine is worth a particular price if you like it enough, it isn't if you don't. The answer is complicated for heavily discounted wines because we 'taste' the deal as well as the wine. Many could be sold at an intermediary price all year round. When they are we buy less.'