Wine” by Kirsten Burke was influenced by and

contains words from “The Chaplet” by Saki (Hector Hugh Munro).

“By insisting on having your bottle pointing to the north when the cork is being drawn, and calling the waiter Max, you may induce an impression on your guests which hours of laboured boasting might be powerless to achieve. For this purpose, however, the guests must be chosen as carefully as the wine.”

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