For the novice, choosing a bottle of wine can feel like a game of Eeny, Meany, Miny, Moe. So many bottles. Add to that feeling judged by our choices, and it’s no wonder some people are too intimidated to experiment. Well, fear no more. Here are seven insider tips that will help you feel more confident in your choices and find wines you’ll truly enjoy.       1. Make a plan. For instance, if you want a good bottle of wine that costs 10 to 15 bucks, ignore everything else. You can definitely find many nice bottles in that price range.       2. Ask for assistance. Don’t be afraid to walk into a store and say, “I want a good bottle of red wine, and I have $10.” Taking advantage of the wine store’s expertise increases your chances of satisfaction and cuts down your search time. You’ll likely get an answer right away, and if the recommended wine is one you know you don’t like, proceed to the next point.       3. What do you like? Tell the store expert the name of a couple of wines you’ve enjoyed. Then he or she will consider the flavors and other qualities of those wines, as well as where they came from, and will recommend a few wines in your budget that share similar characteristics. These may be other wines from the same producer, the same region or ones in a similar style from another place entirely.       4. Note shelf talkers. Read those little cards that quote a review and give a numerical score. Though the reviews are always positive, of course, note the name of the reviewer, try the wine and see if you agree. Chances are you’ll find a reviewer who shares your taste for “what’s good.” When you’re looking at an unfamiliar wine, seeing that your favorite reviewer loved it gives you a lead.       5. Go exploring. Or, as one wine-seller once advised, “Try weird wine.” Look where many consumers do not — at lesser-known regions and varietals. Tastings are the perfect opportunity to do this. Stores usually conduct them on a regular day (check their website or in-store signage). You can learn a lot about your preferences by making a habit of attending tastings.       6. Read the back label. Note the importer/distributor of a wine that you like, and look for it when