A wine(s) to try . . . Wines of Substance -- made in Walla Walla, WA. At only $14-$18 a bottle, it's extremely affordable. They also happen to have one of the greatest websites I've seen. It's organized into a periodic table -- Syrah (Sy), Merlot (Me), Viognier (Vg), etc.
Perhaps I could learn to love chemistry yet.