Originally Posted by MoochNNoodles
Hmmm....I've only had a little wine 2 times and I didn't like it either time. It it an acquired taste or do I just need someone to teach me? I mean it sounds good! And smells too!
Wines I think you need to start with something easy on the pallet, and then work your way into the more complex wines. For beginners, try icewine (expensive, and need to be ice cold), sherry, port (high alcohol, Seppelt Tafford tawny port is very good and cheap) or muscato. These wines are very very sweet (listed in decreasing order of sweetness), almost syrupy. Or if you like lighter taste, try Zinfandel, Riesling, or Beaujolais. Beaujolais in particular is a very gluggable wine (make sure to aerate well, pop cork and leave in ice bucket for an hour or so, or decant).
The wine I fall in love with all the time is called Petit Syrah, or Petit Shiraz (especially Guenoc and Bogle Petit Syrah). It has a very balanced semi-complex taste and it's fairly inexpensive for such good wine.
Also what you're having with the wine affects the taste very heavily. If you're finding that you don't like the taste of a certain wine, try taking a bite of cheese, or a few walnuts and then take a sip.