A new year has begun and, more than most, it's filled with uncertainty. Who will be elected U.S. president at the end of this new year? What is the fate of the euro? Wine Spectator's Matt Kramer sure doesn't know the answers to these and other pressing matters of the moment. But he does know something about wine. Whatever 2012 brings, a few features about wine will continue (or persist, if you prefer) no matter what.