Grape Vine Market is the best place to get wine in the city of Austin. They have wine tastings every Friday night to give you some idea of what you might like. I am not a wine connoisseur by any means. But I am able to go in there, give a pretty generic description of what I am looking for or even what I am serving for dinner that night, and get a great recommendation out of the employees. They also have a great selection of beer. Not to mention SXUL chocolate (fantastic!).