I have to admit, I go through stages with wine. My first love was Merlot, then a lengthy affair with Cab, and now the Pinot Noir. You're right tho, there a alot of marginal/bad ones out there. My new fav is the Benziger from Sonoma valley. It isn't terribly remarkable but it isn't a wine you have to "think" about.
Hope your Korean was good. I have yet to find a good one in my area.
I'm having terrible carb cravings today. I think I'll just go take a nap!!