It’s once again the time of year, when we all find ourselves searching frantically for something to give those perennially confounding friends and loved ones who seem to already have everything. This endeavor becomes particularly vexing if the recipient in question is a wine or spirits enthusiast—serious devotees of fine beverages often exercise little restraint in purchasing coveted bottles to quench their thirst. Being well acquainted with this problem, I spent a little time this season tracking down a few gifts for lushes, which should provide holiday shoppers with some festive solutions to this dilemma. Here are some favorites that will lift anyone’s spirits during the holidays.
Ian Cauble is a master sommelier and contributor to RobbReport.com. In addition to starring in the documentary films Somm and Somm: Into the Bottle, Cauble is a cofounder of the e-commerce wine business SommSelect. Each day, he offers a unique wine selection from around the world to a list of clients via e-mail who receive access to some of the best prices online. Shipping is included on most orders. Join SommSelect.