I don't necessarily know much about wine, but I do enjoy it and feel my pallet expanding. I also have not fully broken into banking, but I know many in the industry enjoy their wines, considering wine has always been popular. I love going out with people who know a bit about wine, so I can learn more. This is where you guys come in: what is your favorite wine? I enjoy white, dry wines with some minerality. I am also a fan of lightly oaked Chardonnays, but don't really like heavier oaked Chardonnays. I don't know as much about reds and roses. Do you guys have any favorite regions, or grapes?
Do you guys collect wines? To drink, or to sell? People mainly collect red wines to age them and then flip them. This can come with high storage costs, if done properly, though now a days there are wine storage companies, who do this for you. Have you come across, or do you have an impressive personal wine collection?
What else do you think is important to know about wines? Reds should generally be served slightly above room temperature, and whites are often chilled. Reds should also usually be aired. Ultimately, it depends on the composition of the wines and people's preferences. These tendencies, however, are borne out of the fact that whites contain more turpentines and other volatile components, which cause the taste to be more intense than reds. Reds need to be decanted, because there are some compounds, which add to the flavor intensity when they are oxidized.
Finally, I have heard that you should never say reds go with this (e.g. red meat) and whites go with that (e.g. fish), because that is what amateurs say and its limiting. Do you agree?