Whether you're an avid consumer of wine or a first-time buyer who thinks the best wine is a beer, Gary Rohr can recommend something you'll want to buy again and again. A friendly shop with a European feel, Fine Wine Brokers covers two rooms and every conceivable country. For those not sure what to try, Rohr opines, "We're all creatures of habit; we all tend to buy that which we always buy. Whether purchasing for yourself or someone else, try something new, but with good quality."
His holiday recommendations include champagne ($25 and up for true French; $8-$20 for an excellent domestic) or a gift membership to "Explorations," Fine Wine Broker's monthly wine club, which provides to its members two bottles of high-quality wine from small producers around the world each month (memberships are $39.95 per month and can be purchased as a gift).
Centerstage Reviewer: Genevra Gallo