JustJoJan Day 7 – Robust Flavors

I’m not sure most people use a world like “robust”. I think I’m with many folks here who don’t really know what to say about the word. The only thing I could think of is alcohol – I’ve heard the term used when describing wine and beer. It’s not a word I would use to describe either, but it did get me to thinking.

Beer and wine were both acquired tastes for me. I remember my first taste of beer and I remember thinking, why would anyone drink this? But for some unfathomable reason, I kept at it. Every time the boyfriend at the time would order a beer, I would take a sip. It was maybe about a year later when I started craving it and ordering it for myself. I don’t drink a lot of beer, but when I do, I actually prefer what you would call a more “robust” flavored beer. I don’t particularly like the standard beers like Budweiser and Miller. They taste watered down to me. (I fully admit this could have something to do with where I live and the fact that we can’t have “real” beer here)

I like beer from micro-breweries and I definitely like red colored beer as opposed to really dark beer or really light beer. I will also order a beer on tap before I will order a bottled beer.

Wine is the same. I like my wine red and dry. When I first started drinking, everyone kept offering me white wine and I would drink it in misery. I hated the stuff. It wasn’t until maybe eight years later that I came across someone who loved Merlot. She offered me some at a party one night and I was immediately hooked.

I’m not sure exactly what one means when saying wine has a “robust” flavor, but I imagine the wines I like tend to fit that description.

That’s about all I have for the word “robust”. I actually enjoyed this little trip down memory lane and how my taste in beer and wine has changed over the years.


Just Jot It January is hosted by Linda G. Hill. Today’s prompt, robust, was brought to us by Morpethroad.

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