I'm a totally new user of Linux and just installed 32-bit Kubuntu on a Virtualbox VM to start learning it. I want to install Wine and see how some Windows programs that I still depend on would run. The whole repository and apt-get thing is still very new to me so after trying the advise from various sites and posts to install Wine I gave up. It says that Wine was installed but I can't find it anywhere in the list of programs, nor is there a menu to run an .exe with Wine, so obviously it wasn't installed. Being so new to Linux in general I have no idea what the problem might be.
Can you advise me how to install it and/or what steps to take to diagnose the problem?
EDIT: I tried using the repository, searching for wine and installing it, but nothing gets installed even though it says it's installed. I tried the solutions in the suggested answer, but that doesn't work.