Try calling some of your local, larger Liquor stores and party stores, often they offer free tastings with a qualified representative of the store, distributor or the winery. Many of the liqour stores in my area have nightly or weekly wine tastings. Because no matter what the "wine experts" say the best judge on what you will like is you. Try a little of everything, then slowly your own tastes will develop and the lingo will all make sense. Remember that the people in these stores want to help you find something you like so you'll always buy it from them.
Another suggestion, get a few friends together and have everyone bring a bottle of wine. This will start great conversation and you'll learn what you like.