Yes, I will admit I may have spoke out of turn last week.

Last week when we were discussing matching wines with personalities, I told you, "Gifts should never be given out of obligation."  Let's face facts, I lied.  I knew then, as soon as the words came out of my mouth, that I should rethink my strategy.  As I was speaking, three names popped into my head that I knew I was going to have to buy for, if just to let them know they were being thought of this holiday season. The problem is, these are the ones that become very difficult and make you dig deep, creatively.  And now, since I have started on this quest to match personalities with wines, I am asking for your help.  If you have come across any crass, leathery, difficult wines- you know those ones that are below average-I need you to email me at