Here is a little info. on wines.
Price does not necessarily equate directly to drinkability. The priciest wines are those produced that are meant to be aged before consumption. These wines are almost unfit for consumption when very young. They include: many of the reds from Bordeau, Burgundy and the Cote de Rhone in France; Vintage Ports from Portugal; the priciest Cabernet Sauvignons, Merlots, Syrahs and Blends from California and Washington state; Pinot Noirs from CA, WA, and Oregon; big bold vintage reds from all over Italy; and there are many others.
Some white wines are meant to be aged before consumption, but not nearly as many as reds.
European wines have traditionally been named for the location(appellation) where the grapes were grown and/or wine vinted, German wines are the pinnacle of whites and are named for many things, location, producer, fantasy names, etc (for you Jagermeister). They are also (I'll ruffle feathers here) what Euros call more refined, I call it more processed tasting in many cases, though there are many truly great wines produced in Europe. U.S. wines tend to be fruitier (truer to the grape) and less "refined" than Euro. wines.
Australian wines are a wildcard, they range from very inventive to very traditional, they are usually named for the grape or blend, but some are given fantasy names. They produce top quality wines in a full range from bold reds to light fruity whites, and they tend to be very value priced.
The U.S. wines are my favorites, but not by much. We have found ways to copycat virtually every grape growing region on Earth, because of our geographic diversity. California can and does produce wines that compare favorably to almost every great wine producing region. Oregon tends to produce wines reminiscent of Burgundy and the Loire Valley in France. Washington produces very good reds, but they sometimes don't equal the warmer regions of CA, however, Washington's cooler climate parallels that of Germany many years and WA whites can be outstanding.
Many other states have traditions of grape growing and wine production with New York, Virginia and Pennsylvania probably being in the second tier, NY maybe only slightly behind the West coast in some areas. I've been on wine tours in these states and have found very good wines/wineries in each. Go find out for yourselves. Try your local vintners out, you'll be surprised.
Don't over spend expecting a better wine just because it costs more, there is no dollar/drinkability correlation.
Red wine with red meat, white with fish and chicken - BS! Yes that tends to work out well in most cases, but it's not gospel, drink what YOU like with whatever you eat and you'll be happiest.
Enough for now.
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