Poisoning the wine is a major over-reaction, in my opinion. Moderation in all things include one’s response to a wrong.
We have a large lot with many trees. When my kids were in high school it was popular for their friends and classmates to come out and T.P. (throw toilet paper into our trees) a few times a year, usually associated with some school function or sporting event. It was a bit of an annoyance just because of the volume of toilet paper used and the time required to pick up what was on the ground. On one occasion I picked up more than ninety cardboard cores.
As I was cleaning up after one episode a neighbor from down the street pulled up and said “You know what these kids are doing is vandalism and trespass? I have an Ithaca .410 at the house that I’ll let you borrow if you want to.” I politely declined, but the notion that someone would even consider shooting “friendly” teenagers for throwing a short lived, harmless, biodegradable substance into my trees was disturbing to me. That takes “eye for an eye” to whole new and troubling level.
If my wine was being stolen the only thing I might have done, other than locking it up, would be to spike some of it with a large portion of grain alcohol and let them catch a real buzz. A bottle of grape juice and Everclear – that’s the ticket!
"I hate to break it to you, but there is no big lie, there is no system, the universe is indifferent." - Don Draper