A couple of years ago, trying to simplify shopping, and tired of standing in dismay in front of 600 bottles of wine trying to choose just one, I decided to join a wine club. The simple aim was to find a few red and a couple of white wines that I really liked.
It's been a great pleasure, and not an expensive one. I was sent a mixed box of twelve bottles two or three times a year. The first was a 50% off deal (though I don't think they do that now) and you could cancel at any time. (M&S if you are in UK.)
In a recent box was this wine, Le Rouge et le Noir 2009, one sip of which made me stop in my tracks. So full of complex flavours, it made me want to stop and think about it, and savour each mouthful. I looked up the name on Google and found an interesting story, and that the maker, a woman called Patricia Atkinson had written a book about how she became, from necessity and through some extremely hard work, a winemaker.
That is if you can find a bottle. I've bought up the stock. (Only kidding, though I have ordered 12bottles.) Other wines are made under the label Clos d'Yvigne of course, and I'm looking forward to trying some of them.
You might enjoy this article about Patricia Atkinson, although it is more than a decade old.
I know a little more than I did about wine, but that little has increased my enjoyment of it a lot.