It's the fallback gift for a host or hostess, and it's the easiest present to pick up when you don't know what else to get. But do you walk into the wine store blind and grab the first bottle that fits your price point, or do you really want to know what you're giving?
Are screw-off caps really okay now, or is it gauche to give a bottle without a proper cork? Are there certain labels to avoid because they give away how little you know about wine? What's best to have on hand for guests over the holidays?
If you're one of those people who can tell a blueberry note from a blackberry note, please share your knowledge with us. What are the best buys on wine, and where do you buy your vino?