Need a little help here. The head of the music department at my school has been extraordinarily helpful to me, to the point where I really want to get him something nice to show my appreciation. The problem is that he went to a culinary institute and is also a wine enthusiast. Is there anything in the $50 range that won't disappoint him? Are there any specific wines which are "safe bets", or should I not even bother without knowing his preferences? I can spend a bit more if necessary. I'm a complete wine noob, but live near the Party Source which has a seemingly incredible selection of wines. http://www.thepartysource.com/index.php Thanks for the help I'd go a $50 Napa Cab, but if you're not sure what he likes, why not go Champagne? Always a lovely gift. Not sure of the prices in the US, but a Moet, Taittanger or Roederer would go down a treat.