A great Italian wine gift?
August 12, 2012 11:42 AM Subscribe
Asking the advice of the MetaFilter Special Gift Squad, Italian Wine Division.
posted by finnb to Food & Drink (5 answers total)
I have a mentor who has been an enormous help to me over several years and would like to get he and his wife a special gift. They have really striking, particular taste, which makes it hard to get an object for them (they're not coffee table book people), but I remembered once that he expressed happy surprise when I brought them a bottle of Barolo when they invited me to dinner. I'm thinking about getting them a couple bottles (or more?) of something good -- the most I can afford is about $150-200 total. (He is northern Italian, if that helps, with a cultivated palate.) I know very little about wine. What would you recommend I get that would delight them in that price range? Links or specific instructions for purchase -- good retailers, good prices -- also welcome. (I'll be shipping the wine to them within the US; I won't be seeing them face to face for a while.) Thanks very much!