Personally, I'm more of a two-buck-Chuck man. Also a softie for cheap Spanish Cava. Best luck I've had experimenting with wine is Lebanese reds. But I've also found that everyone (everyone. Literally everyone) is self-conscious about their lack of wine knowledge because it really is the Emperor's New Beverage. As such, having the ability to riff off-the-cuff about, say, Burgundy vs. Bordeaux gives you a measurable advantage in social situations. It is in that spirit, not because I think I could ever actually give a fuck, that I present this article.