From full-bodied reds that call for a leather armchair and a roaring fire, to aromatic whites that pair so well with Asian cuisine, there are many wine styles to choose from. A great way to start is by exploring different styles and seeing what you like the most.
These are the wines that are off-the-beaten path and difficult to find, but can be highly rewarding. They range from little-known German white varieties blended and vinified in Lodi, California, and an aged Sauvignon Blanc from Santa Barbara, to a low alcohol, earthy Blaufränkisch from Willamette Valley, Oregon.
After all, the best (and fastest) way to learn about wine is to expose your palate to as many new wines as possible.