Tailoring a gift of wine to its recipient takes some thought, but whatever personality you’re dealing with, the end result is well worth it.
Courtesy of Salcheto Winery
For the Experimenter
This friend will try anything once—or twice—so you can push the boundaries a bit. An offbeat selection will be appreciated.
High: Environmental concerns tend to motivate the experimental set, and the Salcheto Vino Nobile de Montepulciano “Salco” 2007($75) comes from what claims to be the world’s first totally off-the-grid winery: Tuscany’s Salcheto. Green or not, the wine is delicious, with a racy acidity, ripe plum flavors and an herbal edge—a new way to experience Tuscan wine. It would be incredible with grilled lamb, mint sauce on the side. salcheto.it