What do you know about wine?
And what do you wish you knew? How do you try to improve your wine knowledge.
Q1: "What do you know about wine?"
A1: There's not enough room on Chowhound to fully answer that question.
Q2: "And what do you wish you knew?"
A2: Well, how do we know what we don't know? OK. Sorry. It's not polite to answer a question with a question. I'd like to know more than I do about Austrian wines, and more about Italian wines beyond Piedmont and Tuscany.
Q3: "How do you try to improve your wine knowledge?"
Drink a lot.
When I was younger and single I was really into wine. I'd spend most of my reading time w/ Oz Clarke or other wine experts trying to gather information. It was a great time in my life. Then I got married and it changed or stopped. I kinda know what I know and don't know. I wish I knew more about California and US NW wines. What knowledge I do have is generally about France and Italy and a little Germany. But I haven't ordered a bad bottle in years. We'll see what the future holds.
A fair amount - lots of visits to vineyards and tasting rooms in the US and Europe, a lot of self-study, and a lot of sampling. I'm no expert by any stretch, but I know more than most, and I can hold my own at a full-on tasting.
Wish I knew more about all of it.
I talk to (and listen to) winemakers when we visit, and taste, taste, taste.