My Top Moscatos of the Moment

Everyone needs a little wine time. I prefer the sweet kind. If you’re new to sweeter wine my favorite is Moscato (obviously). Moscato is most known to be an Italian-grown fruity white dessert wine, featuring peach, orange and or nectarine, sometimes with a slight fizz. Moscato is made with muscat grapes, which are thought to be the oldest variety of grape in the world. It’s now made out of California, Spain, Japan and many other locations.

This wine is low in alcohol about 5-6% alcohol and easy to drink. In 2012 the Wall Street Journal’s wine columnist reported moscato was the most popular wine sensation of 2012 and 2011 (coincidentally the year I turned 21), citing its welcomed drink-ability for those that are newcomers to drinking wine. A “gateway wine” – haha!

There are so many fun variations of Moscato now. Next time you see a Moscato on the menu, or at the store, I encourage you to give it a try and let me know what you think.

My Top Moscatos of the Moment (an ever-expanding list

  1. Moscato by Cavit is just plain light and refreshing for enjoying at home on the couch after a long day. It’s also so cheap!

  2. Villa Jolanda Moscato & Coconut is bubbly and a bit of a dry finish for such a sweet wine. Its more of a special occasion wine than a drink with dinner.

  3. Mia Dolcea Moscato d’Asti bubbly is sweet and light, just what I like.

  4. Cupcake Vineyard’s Moscato d’Asti is light with sweet notes of nectarine, honey and peach.

  5. Stella Rosa Wines of San Antonio Wines has a Moscato D’Asti that is more strongly carbonated than most moscatos, but is also sweet, fruity and delicious. Plus the brand is just fun. The bottle has a raised embossed crown emblem. I love their digital and social content, this definitely a brand with personality.

    Stella rosa moscato wine

  6. I was first attracted to Bartenura’s moscato because of the beautiful blue bottle. The taste keeps this wine in my regularly purchased rotation. It’s bright and refreshing, semi sweet, with pear, tangerine, nectar and melon fruit flavors.

  7. The Peach wine by local North Hills of Pittsburgh, Narcisi Winery, has a delicious flavor and is a tiny bit tart. This is a syrupy fruit wine. I also enjoy their Black Raspberry. Its also very fruity, tart but does not have the syrupy quality of the Peach.
    Narcisi winery

  8. Moscato by Ohio’s Gervasi I think it is super yummy, but I do have to admit it is very syrupy sweet. It is served in a tiny dessert wine glass at Gervasi. My favorite Gervasi wine is the Brigante sweet red. It is described as having an “assertive structure, complex berry flavors – ‘Bad Boy’ personality. I’m surprised that I like this wine so much because its not just sweet, but has another layer of something, maybe a smokiness, that I didn’t think I’d like this wine so much. It is delicious. I can’t help but take another bottle home with us after each visit to Gervasi.

Gervasi Brigante wine

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