I'm hoping one of you chowhounds can help me with this.
I've purchased as a gift the Le Vin red wine kit, I'd like to give it along with a bottle wine. I myself am not very knowledgeable about wine. The gift recipient likes Merlots from California. I'd like to spend about $30 on the bottle.
Short of telling me to go to a mom & pop wine shop to ask them, do you have any recommendations?