When I had just begun following wines as a passion, I used to seek advise from a lot of people who were knowledgeable about it. Over a period of time I found such advice very helpfully in my wine journey.
In this context the best piece of advise I’ve ever received is this: “Taste as many wines you can lay on hands on”.
Taste and not Drink Notice the key word here is Taste and not Drink. It implies that as a student of wine one should not be choosy and endeavour always should be to taste a vast number of wines irrespective of whether they are good, bad, ugly or beautiful.
Taste and make notes by writing down in a note book dedicated for this purpose or if that’s not possible make a mental not about the peculiarities of the wine.
A bad wine will also teach you a lot of things It’s the best teacher. It tells you what all it lacks in its style and taste and why. This also helps you to appreciate and value a good wine.