A good friend in Virginia just let me know that she was at a loss for what to buy for those left on her list. She had to wait till Saturday because of payday, which meant she was out of luck for many standard shipping deadlines. My suggestion? WINE CLUBS, my dear friend, wine clubs.
Here is a guide for who to get what:
Discovery people – They like wine, but are stuck in a brand rut, only buying one brand of red or white. Get them the Discovery Tour! This helps someone discover new countries, regions, grape varieties… ideal for the novice or for someone looking to learn about new wines.
World people – They enjoy wine and they know wine, yet not everything about wine… they like tasting new varieties and discovering new regions. Wines of the World is totally the ticket – after tasting the past few months of wines, this is my favorite club.
90-point people – Quality all the way, the 90-point club is for those who want the best, or bottles for the cellar. This is for those who know and love their wine and are looking for amazing finds.
Avec Eric – For that friend or family member who has every kitchen gadget, loves to cook and enjoy wine with every meal – this is the club for them. It offers amazing wines to go with all the wonderful recipes that come with Avec Eric, the PBS TV show.
So do not panic, you have a gift for this last minute!