Ray Isle (@islewine on Twitter) is Food & Wine's executive wine editor. We trust his every cork pop and decant – and the man can sniff out a bargain to boot. Take it away, Ray.
The other day a friend asked me for advice about what to give a wine lover who already has more than enough wine (i.e. her husband; and I suspect the question may have been a bit self-serving, in the “there are way too many bottles lying around this apartment” mode).
I thought of what I would like to receive, myself, as someone who also has too much wine - a Porsche 911 Turbo came to mind - but given that her budget was around $40, that seemed inappropriate. So here are a few excellent alternatives.
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