Gift giving is tough anyway, but giving wine makes it even harder. Throw your boss into the equation, and it may seem near impossible. Don’t worry, we’re here to help! Find your boss’ type below and simply follow the guide. Presto, promotion time!
The Hipster Boss
Always looking for the next breakthrough in the board room and in the glass, your boss has tried every wine at the local independent wine store. Hit her with some oxidated savagnin from France’s Jura region (vin jaune) or nerello mascalese from Mt. Etna in Sicily.
Under $50: DOMAINE PIGNIER Savagnin 2010 (Côtes du Jura, France) $39
Over $50: CIRO BIONDI “Fuori Contrada Ronzini” 2011 (Etna, Italy) $60
The Old School Boss
We’re not saying your boss is stodgy, but he appreciates the classics. You can’t go wrong with Bordeaux or Port; Europeans say so, and they know their old school wines.
Under $50: TAYLOR FLADGATE 10 Year Old Tawny Port (Oporto, Portugal) $30
Over $50: CHATEAU CERTAN DE MAY (Pomerol, Bordeaux) $100
The “Is That a Lower Back Tattoo?” Boss
She’s adventurous, innovative, and often surprising. Give her these traits in a bottle--New Zealand pinot noir and Austrian grüner veltliner are both up-and-coming wine categories with loads of experimentation and guts behind them, and some pretty fantastic results in the bottle.
Under $50: DOMAINE WACHAU “Freie Weingartner” Grüner Veltliner 2013 (Wachau, Austria) $20
Over $50: PYRAMID VALLEY “Earth Smoke” Pinot Noir 2010 (Canterbury, New Zealand) $70
Under $50: BODEGAS BOUZA Reserve Tannat 2012 (Montevideo, Uruguay) $20
Over $50: OJAI “Fe Ciega Vineyard” Syrah 2012 (Sta Rita Hills, California) $50