I wanted to introduce myself since I'm new to this forum.
I'm from Kelowna, British Columbia, and I've spent a number of years drinking local wines. However, I never really spent the time to learn to really appreciate the nuances of the wines, etc.
I've recently become interested in learning more about wine tasting, collecting, and most importantly, trying all the wines that the rest of the world has to offer.
I'm looking at focusing on French, Italian, and Californian reds. Most of my purchases thus far have been recent (2010) Bordeaux, as well as Rhone, and Napa Cabs.
I recently purchased a 142 bottle Vinotemp wine cooler, but I'm formulating plans in my head for building a cellar in my basement.
I've learned a lot so far lurking through this forum, and as my knowledge grows, I hope to add to it myself.