If you came into a buttload of money, what would you spend it on? A cruise around the world? Or maybe just some French chestnuts and taramasalata from Whole Foods? A mysterious millionaire in San Francisco is choosing to spend her fortune on strangers. Known as the Secret Somm, she's been leaving people in the Bay Area fancy bottles of wine -- and if you play your cards right, you could be her next recipient.
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ABC News grabbed an interview with the lady, who explained she's just trying to give back to the Tri-Valley, California community with something fun that makes people happy. She typically hits about 10 restaurants per weekend, and drops hints to her whereabouts via her Twitter ahead of time. Since she started (on January 1st, based on her Twitter), she's given away over 75 bottles of wine totaling more than $4,000. Sadly, though, her reign of joy is almost up. She's apparently exiting the game after Valentine's Day this Friday for undisclosed reasons. She may be back next year, but if you definitely want to get in on this boozy acts of kindness program, make sure to be out and about in Tri-Valley this weekend.
Kristin Hunt is a Food/Drink staff writer for Thrillist, and wouldn't mind if the Secret Somm visited New York soon. Follow her at @kristin_hunt.