This is my first post to the forum and if this is in the wrong place my apologies.
I am 23 (and poor) and want to learn more about wine and while I have read books and been to vineyards and wineries in Napa, Washington State, Tuscany and Alsace, I still feel like I know very little.
Going into my local wine shop I pretty much have no idea what I am doing. I really like Australian Shiraz and I am able to pick some favorites from Mollydooker, Two Hands, Torbreck, etc., but if someone asked me what I like about one of them I don't think I could do much better than saying that it tastes good and has a full body.
What should be my strategy for learning and buying? I have bought cases of wines that I liked before to drink and to cellar. I did futures through a Napa winery once and while I can appreciate an excellent $130 bottle of wine my wallet cannot really take half a case worth too often even at the discounted prices.
Thank you for any advice.