Mission #1 is learning more about what I like. I know a lot about what I like in a beer: hoppy is good. I have learned quite a lot recently about my cocktail preferences: a whiskey base is a good start. With wine, I have some work to do, especially with whites and rosés. In fact, I'm not sure how I feel about rosés at all, let alone which ones I like.
My preferences in white wine are nearly opposite. While I love a big, full-bodied red, I like a clean, lighter white - pale in color, not too sweet, though not exactly dry either. A white wine should pair nicely with raw oysters: refreshing, cleansing, not too strong. Portuguese vinho verdes tend to catch my eye.