Thanks to all of you who participated in last month's wine meme, "Ten Buck Wine Gems." We developed a great list of cheap, tasty, value vino.
This month's question has to do with holiday gift giving: If you were to give a wine out of your own cellar/collection/shelf/fridge as a gift this year, which wine would it be, who would receive it and why?
Note: if you've got a stinker of a wine that you want to get rid of by giving it to an unsuspecting acquaintance or ornery boss, that's fine. Of course, it might be more in tune with the holiday spirit to consider giving one your precious bottles to a good friend, lover, fellow blogger, or family member. But you make the call.
To my blogger pal, Bill the Caveman, I'll give Domaine des Baumard Quarts de Chaume AOC 2002 . Most of my local friends & loved ones don't groove on the sweet vin, so it would be a shame to drink this bottle alone. It's more fun to share. I bet Bill would enjoy this intense, noble rot-filled goody with me. In fact, I'm hoping he'll unwrap the gift and come up with a mind-boggling food pairing for the wine (yes, I'm gift-giving with ulterior motives; but hey, I'm still giving!). Perhaps we'll savor it at L'Eau a La Bouche or Fondumentale (which means I get to travel to Montreal - yet another ulterior motive). Happy Holidays Mr. Bill!
Now let's see how other winos decide to give of their wine stash.
Tom of Fermentation - Who is on your wine gift list? And what wine will you be giving?
Jens - Open the large auto repair doors of you Cinnci wine establishment and give someone a gift.
Of course, everyone is welcome to add to our wine gift list. Simply add a comment or write a post on your own blog and I'll link to it. Finally, once you've made your wine gift selection, pass the meme (or question for those of you who don't like the word, 'meme') along to another food/wine blogger. Get giving!
Wine Gifts (click the links to find out why each wine is a gift)
Maggie of the Wine Offensive - Roagna La Rocca e La Pira Barolo Riserva (see comments below)