I would like some help with getting into the world of red wine. I am a newb when it comes to wine. I struggle to understand all the regions and different grapes(I am especially clueless to wine outside of the United States, with the exception of Chianti, which I LOVE.) Basically, my knowledge is that "good wine comes from Napa Valley". Obviously, I know that's not true, but you get the point (I KNOW NOTHING). I can hardly tell you what good wine tastes like (I can't pinpoint flavors), but I do know what I like. I am a big fan of the dry red range. For instance, I love a good Cabernet or Merlot. So far I have tried a lot of reds. Syrah (shiraz?), Merlot, Cab Sauv, Pinot Noir, etc. My 2 favorite wines that I've had are Whitehall Lane Cab Sauv 2004 and a Stryker Cab Sauv from 2008. Currently, I am a member of the wine of the month club at a domestic winery called Cooper's Hawk (has many locations around the US, which costs me $18.99 a month and the wine is "Ok".)
Could someone educate this poor newb? Provide guidance on where to learn this stuff? Give advice? Make suggestions of great starter wines (hopefully, that don't break the bank, although I know wine is an expensive habit, much like cigars I started to play online casino real money (found it on the https://casinos-advisor.com/) and hope to get good wining.?
Any help is appreciated. Thanks, everyone!