Has anyone been to Iran as tourists recently (especially any Americans)? If so, do you have any advice or suggestions? [more inside]
Don't know much about wine, but occasionally receive bottles as presents. I'm thinking of re-gifting an '04 Shiraz with a Monterra label to an acquantance, a bit of a foodie and a wine-drinker. Will this gift be welcomed, my reputation as connoiseur confirmed; or accepted with nervous laughter and then discarded, unopened?