I’ve been writing my Wine Musings wine blog for more than 10 years now! Each week, I enjoy figuring out what I want to learn more about and sharing it with you. This week, I’m sadly not feeling very inspired. The horrendous situation at the Capitol, coupled with my finding out today that I lost a college friend to cancer, is just not working for me. So today I’m going to go back in time and share some of my favorite old posts.
My Very First Post
My first Wine Musings post was on Sept. 14, 2020, where I introduced this wonderful new wine blog as a way to celebrate the wine country lifestyle. I said that the site would cover all kinds of topics, including wine and food pairings, wine tasting basics, geographic nuances, weird wine factoids and my enjoyment of working in the wine industry. The title of my blog, Betty’s Wine Musings, is very apt, because I happily let my imagination take me to my next topic.
One of My Most Popular Articles
In Dec. 2020, I wrote an article comparing Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Of any article I’ve ever written, that one came the closest to going viral. My favorite two comparisons were:
The thickness of the skin: Cabernet Sauvignon’s thicker skin contributes to the wine’s darker color, heavier tannin and greater age worthiness.
Aromas and tastes: Cabernet Franc is more perfumy and herbaceous than Cabernet Sauvignon.
I love to study wine regions, fantasizing that I’m in the region itself. In alphabetical order, I’ve studied wine from Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, California, Canada, China, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Macedonia, Mexico, Morocco, New York, Portugal and Texas. From 2011 to 2015, I wrote something like 20 articles on Italian wines. In my opinion, Italy is the most complicated wine region in the world – and one of the most fun. Of these 17 places, I’ve only been to 10 of them. I have a lot more traveling to do. Plus, there are so many regions I haven’t yet covered. If you have any favorites, please share them with me.
Varietals are another favorite of mine. I love to learn about each and every grape that goes into wine. I’ve heard that there are something like 100 popular wine grapes. I’d love to try all of them – and try each one at least a few times to really start to understand them.
Wine Blog Categories
In Betty’s Wine Musings, you can find these categories. If there are others you’d like me to add to my list, please let me know.
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