Do you remember, in the last weeks of 1999, when excitement was palpable about Y2K and the coming of the new century? Worriers swore that when the final second of the departing year ticked off, we would be doomed. But the new year began, like every other year, and now here we are nearly a quarter of the way into the 21st century.
When this blog debuted in 2019, my mission statement was to stay away from wine business politics, wine gossip, and wine trade news, although I did stray a few times, when I felt the need to say something.
In 2023, I wrote 52 weekly posts about a wide variety of wine topics, including basic useful wine information, bits and pieces of background, designed to help you, the reader, be more informed about the wines you buy, store and drink.
Specifically, the blogs covered wine from five different countries, 11 regions, and 13 different varietals, from Chenin Blanc to Cabernet Franc. There was a series of blogs on my adventures in California wine, plus posts on wine flaws, rose wines, the pros and cons of wine competitions, Bordeaux blends and more.
Now, with the beginning of 2024 only days ahead, I'm thinking of making some major changes in the format of the blog and the service that brings Gerald D Boyd On Wine from my computer to yours.
The content won't change, just the way it will look, with a new design and the addition of social media, and a way to answer your comments. I welcome any comments and suggestions you may have.
I hope to have the first blog of 2024 in place by January 12, or earlier.
Happy New Year,
Gerald D. Boyd