Originally posted by ejaggers:
Thanks Redhawk and UncleBeer for your replies. I was truly surprised that only two people responded, but this will give me a start. I've heard of Riesling, and will pick one up the next chance I get. I will also try the Prosseco and repasso.
ejaggers - I'm not trying to be a jerk, but that's why only 2 people responded. We all had to start somewhere, and this is no disrespect to you, but if you say you've heard of Riesling, that's like saying you've heard of a Ford, what other kinds of cars are there?
Sweet, dry, there are infinite variations of those. And then there are things that aren't really dry but seem to be because of other elements. Wine is fun and I really encourage you to explore as much as possible. As far as "experts" on any forum, no comment - you'll figure that out soon enough.
There are many slightly sweet wines from places like Italy, so I'd encourage you to explore those. Some are quite delicious, some just nice on a summer afternoon. Brachetto from the north, Moscato from pretty much anywhere, Lambrusco and many others work. And Italy has some searingly dry wines as well, so it's a good place to start.
Best of luck!