Date at a BYOB Lebanese restaurant in Chicago, and I offered to bring the wine; I know a tiny bit about wine, but a very tiny bit--and I kind of want to impress this guy. :)
We are both vegetarian, and both generally prefer full-bodied reds; speaking now just for myself, I like Spanish and South American, on the spicy and earthy side. I'm also a California girl and love Cab, Zin and Syrah--but, for the last two, not as much on the softer, fruitier varieties.
Suggestions? I'd like to spend less than $20, have access to a decent wine store or two...