When trying to get familiar with wine, the best advice is to try a new bottle each time you order a glass or go wine-shopping at the the market. I, myself, didn’t start to get familiar with wine until not too long ago. However, it makes a difference when you really start to explore wines and wine regions that you may not have ever tried, have ever heard of, or one that you can’t even pronounce. Because trust me, I’ve been there.
Side note: I once said “Sangiovese” as “san-jo-veez”. But, it’s pronounced as “san-gee-oh-ves-say”. This is only one of the many hundreds of pronunciations I’ve butchered in the wine world. But don’t worry, this is how you learn. Off side-note.
The thing with wine is, there are people who educate themselves with wine to a certain level that they may start to become arrogant with the information they know. Don’t let this intimidate you. Everyone is at a different level when it comes to learning something new. Don’t ever let anyone tell you that the wine you chose was “no good”. They’re wrong. Plus, good wine is the wine you like. Don’t ever forget that.