Due to where i lived i started with Chileans, argentinian malbecs and mediocre Riojas. Trips to France led me to inexpensive bordeaux (more St emilion) as i did not have the disposable income.
Moved to the states for work and started buying mostly domestic pinot and california cabs. Started travelling more and i am learning to appreciate old world italians (tuscan), top of line riojas, and top bordeaux thanks to the generosity of forumites.
Still drink tons of domestic pinot given versatility to pair and also enjoy quality napa cabs.
Whats is next; not much i have lots to learn still.