I just read the most bizarre factoid about watermelon and wine. Did you know that in the 19th century, a particular monastery decided that the combination would result in your dying and going to hell? OMG. Let’s look into this mystery here.[Read more…]
You know about all the wine tasting rules. Right? Well, today, we’re going to break one of the most important rules, the order you taste the wines.
Why is this rule so important? The traditional tasting order helps make sure that you get the most out of every wine you drink. You don’t run the risk of dulling your palate or making a wine taste too acidic.
Why is it okay to break this rule? It’s wine, for goodness sakes. You’re allowed to have fun with wine. You’re allowed to break the rules.[Read more…]
Woo hoo! We held our virtual OTBN yesterday, and it was fun. Today I’m going to share the results of our Virtual OTBN with you.[Read more…]
If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, you probably know the acronym OTBN. It stands for Open That Bottle Night. This wonderful evening was created by the Wall Street Journal wine writers in 1999 as a time to get people to open up the very special bottles of wine they may have been saving for just a little bit too long. The date for OTBN is the last Saturday in February. In 2021, it’s time for our very first virtual OTBN. Read all about it here.[Read more…]
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.[Read more…]