As a wine drinker of many years, and a lover of value wines, this article brought home the crucial aspect of wine drinking — if you like it, it’s good wine. The second rule is try new and different wines, everyone’s tastes and preferences develop and change over time. Experimentation is the spice of life! Finally, when you’re experimenting stick with “value” wines, wine is one of the few things in life where price bears no relation to quality and pleasure. If you really want to try one of those $200 Napa cabs, then badger a well to do connoisseur friend to crack a bottle from their cellar to help educate a “novice with potential”. Enjoy!