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AMEN!!- We just moved into a new home and three different neighbors have appeared on our door-step with a bottle of wine. Although the thought and generosity of a welcome gift is very nice, it should not be a bottle of wine.
I agree with JoJo. Just accept the gift graciously and pass to someone that would enjoy it, ( Want my address ? ) If you don't want to drink it, you could always cook with it too.
You need a friend/neighbor who loves wine, and who will trade you for something you'd like. People are very practical about gifts these days - we Americans have so much "stuff" that we've got to pass along what we won't enjoy or our houses and garages will overflow!
Sometimes people may not be able to afford a generous amount for a gift certificate (especially for couples) and so rather than give one for a small amount they don't bother.
I think it's nice to receive any gift and if it's something I can't use (or don't like), I accept it graciously (not wanting to offend) and pass it on to someone who can use it.
Perhaps you could 'regift' the wine or serve it to guests around holidays/celebrations.
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