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Dear Dr. Vinny,
If I were to invest around $500 on a few bottles of wine to store for five years, what would be my best choice for the highest monetary return given today's market and demands?
—Ernest Smith, Holyoke, Mass.
You're better off betting on black at the casino than on red at the wine store. I don't know what wines will appreciate the fastest in the next five years. The best bet is to buy what you like, and drink it.
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