Find a wine YOU like.
Don’t assume there’s such a thing as a wine “most people like”. It’s SO subjective.
I know a lot of people who find Pinots too bitter. Others that would say the same about “Cabs” (yes, I have a pretentious friend that talks that way).
Same with “a tasty wine” – there’s not even a consensus, let alone a hint as to whether such a thing objectively exists.
And what if you find this elusive most universally acclaimed wine, and never develop a taste for it? Then you’ve got a box of it you’ll feel obligated to finish.
Over Thanksgiving, I said the same thing you did: I really should drink a little red wine each day. So a couple family members (knowing that I’m a beer guy) brought their favorite under-$10 bottles, and we did a blind taste test.
The blends, often labelled “Red Wine”, won hands down. The Apothic blend beat out their Pinot and Merlot (we liked the Zinfandel too), and something called Carnivor scored well. A couple of really cheap ones from Trader Joe’s rounded out the top 5: Blue Fin, Old Vine Zinfandel, and Grifone ($4.99).
Oh, a Zinfandel is NOT a rosé like White Zinfandel… it’s red, and very smooth.
So I’d tell a wine person at a store what you’ve told us and try a bottle or three. Then buy a box… or another bottle (I’m not a snob, so I can drink a red all week, and even if I notice it’s not quite as “excellent” as it was… I don’t care.