‘Comprised of’ vs. ‘Composed of’: A Test

The phrases ‘composed of’ and ‘comprised of’ appear in business documents daily, raising doubts in writers’ and readers’ minds. Which one is correct? Or are both correct? The word comprise means “contain” or “consist of.” With that definition in mind, let’s replace comprise in the original sentence:

Our wine team is contained of devoted wine lovers.

Our wine team is consisted of devoted wine lovers.

How do those sound to you?

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