Having said that, there is something nice about getting a great wine as a gift. It can open new doors for you and expose you to wines that you wouldn't otherwise buy or wines you thought you weren't interested in. Couple that with the thrill of knowing someone cares enough to find the very best, and that bottle you never would have bought for yourself can become a prized possession. If you buy the very best, you can be certain that when the time comes for that bottle to be opened, you will be remembered. Remembered as the person who got the wine that was perfect or the wine that opened new doors. Either way, everybody comes out smelling like roses! Maybe even the wine!
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