If you are a wine novice, then you might do well to start with wines that have a fruity profile, such as Beaujolais. I'm NOT referring to that swamp water that's marketed every November as Beaujolais Nouveau, but to the basic Beaujolais Villages. They're very tasty, not so tannic, fruit forward, food friendly wines from the southernmost region of Burgundy in France. Price point is generally between $12 - $20.
Another good value is Argentine Malbec, although that tends to be more tannic.
For whites, there are some lovely, easy drinking whites from Spain (Rueda, Albarino, Godello) Italy (Gavi, Vernacchia di San Gimignano, Verdicchio) France (Chinon, Rhone blends) as well as Washington State Rieslings that you might like to explore.
Wine is the food that completes the meal.