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Posted by katieellen, Oct 26, 2009.

Hi, my name is Katie, 'new' to wine, and very new to snooth. I am only 21 but my appreciation for wine is growing every day. I can't go a day with out it, in a good way. I really want to learn all I can and maybe break into the business at some point. As of now, I'm saying CHEERS to my fellow winos and the community we all share!

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Reply by dmcker, Oct 26, 2009.

Welcome, newbie. You've come to a good place to learn. Ask, and ye shall be answered...

Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Oct 27, 2009.

Hi Katie,

Welcome to Snooth.

Looking forward to hearing about you vinous adventures!

Reply by Philip James, Oct 27, 2009.

Katie - welcome! What sort of wines do you like?

Reply by basilwino, Oct 27, 2009.

Welcome. What kind of wines are you drinking now?

Reply by katieellen, Oct 28, 2009.

I haven't found much I don't like... but I gravitate toward med. to full bodied reds - in the hotter months I'm more apt to drink white but typically its red for me. Merlots, syrahs, malbecs... recently had a tempranillo for the first time - it was quite good. I haven't wrapped by head around pinot noirs or cabs yet - i need to drink more. And for now, I'm a very poor college student, un-paid intern on capitol hill... which means my wine budget is typically around $20/bottle or under -- any suggestions yall have based on this I would love to hear them! THANKS!!! :)

Reply by Mark Will, Oct 28, 2009.

Hello & Welcome! Just joined snooth today and already lovin' it! I too, am a fellow Washingtonian and Beltway Bandit who loves a good, hearty Red (Merlot, Cab or Cab blend)!!

Reply by easterner1, Oct 28, 2009.


try Marietta Old Vine Red, or Columbia Crest Cabernet Merlot, or an Argentinian Malbec from Mendoza Valley or Kiona Lemberger for affordable reds--some Aussie Shiraz are good at that price; and try Beaujolais when the new harvest comes in....

Virginia Cab Franc and Petit Verdot are available by you, but might cost more that $20

happy sampling!

Reply by easterner1, Oct 28, 2009.

Mark & Katiellen,

there is a wine club in Virginia you might want to join

bill (from Fairfax)

Reply by J Claud Stewart II, Oct 28, 2009.

Welcome to one of the best sites ever for learning, experiencing and enjoying wines. Just hold on to us...we'll lead you to the good stuff...

Reply by tgrh8r25, Oct 28, 2009.

Welcome newbie!! I'm new too, and I'm hoping to learn tons!

Katiellen, my husband and I just tried Beaujolais, and were pretty pleased with it. I was hoping it would be a tad bit sweeter, but it was definitely very good!

Reply by nvansicklen, Oct 28, 2009.

Katie: Welcome to Snooth. Glad you have found the most comprehensive site in the world for learning about wine. Have you been to any wine regions?

Reply by fibo86, Oct 28, 2009.

hey welcome kate and enjoy the ride, fantastic site and so much to learn.

Reply by John Andrews, Oct 28, 2009.

Welcome Katie and Welcome tgrh8r25!

Great to have both of you here on Snooth! In fact, great for me to be kinda back into the forums too! ;-)

Feel free to join the discussions and ask questions Greg D and Dmcker are great sources of information. And me, well I can definitely help you out with Northern Cali wines as that is my backyard!

see ya,

Reply by basilwino, Oct 29, 2009.

Hey Newbie,

I thought I should alert you of a great ongoing thread where we have been discussing favorite bottles under $13 for a while now. Great source of info that your fellow welcomers have been gathering. They're inexpensive, tasty and all across the board in range. Happy tasting!

Reply by GregT, Oct 29, 2009.

Katie - there are a few stores in DC that can help you out. MacArthurs always has some pretty good deals going and Wide World of WInes is a great little store that also has plenty of good wine at all prices and if you ask the owner for recommendations he will be happy to help.

Good luck going forward.

Reply by Mark Angelillo, Oct 29, 2009.

I hear great things about MacArthurs.

Reply by Piccolo161, Oct 29, 2009.

I'm fairly new to Snooth and am enjoying the articles.
I'm a champagne specialist having lived there for 10 years.I'd be happy to help anyone with any questions about champagne, if I can.
To start with I am running a competition to Win A Week In Champagne in my house there.
To see details and enter go to
but hurry, competition end tomorrow

Reply by katieellen, Oct 29, 2009.

nvansicklen - i haven't been to any wine regions yet but next summer i am going to italy and am really looking forward to exploring

GregT- i haven't heard of MacArthurs, where is it? i live in the rosslyn area, close to georgetown, so potomac wine and spirits has been my spot thus far - they are really helpful there (disclaimer: i am only in DC for this semester, so i am not wonderfully framilar with all the neighborhoods)

Reply by Gonzalita, Oct 30, 2009.

Hi Katie and welcome, this is an awesome place to be!

Reply by VegasOenophile, Dec 31, 2009.

Hi Katie! Welcome!!

Was there a particular wine you had that got you hooked and excited to learn more/become an enthusiast?

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