We often wonder how much we should spend on a wine gift, but we have to be careful about the price. It's possible that the nicest bottle within your budget isn't necessarily the most expensive one on the market. Production processes, bottling materials, taxes, and demand affect the cost of wine, so price doesn't directly correlate with quality. Lesser known regions or varieties can offer excellent value for money.
If you want to go the extra mile, the best way to give wine to the hostess is to maintain a wine collection that includes bottles that are not normally available in the local market. After all, the wine is a token of appreciation to the host and isn't necessarily the only source of refreshment for the evening. Whether you're a wine novice or an experienced drinker, here are the best Black Friday wine deals for wine lovers alike. But how much do you spend when giving wine as a gift? This week we asked Glass Half Full readers how much they spend when giving a bottle of wine as a gift.