Moscato d’Asti

Understanding Moscato Wine.

What is Moscato? Moscato is a sweet dessert-style white wine, typically lower in alcohol, and usually lightly sparkling.  It’s a taste that Millennials seem to be digging big-style (but we’ll get to that in a minute)! Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains (to give Moscato its full name) is part of the Muscat family of grapes. There are a bunch of different types of Muscat, with varying tastes, and hues of color. It can be found…

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This Week in Wine – 9/25/11

    It’s all a Bunch of Lies! There is no Wine Fountain of Youth, New Study Says. A group of scientists who thought they found the fountain of youth may be all wet. New research from England suggests the red wine compound called resveratrol may not extend lifespan at all. The scientists, including Dr. Leonard Guarente, professor of biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, were excited by studies that seemed to show that…

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This Week In Wine – 8/28/11

“Garcon, could you please recommend a wine to pair with the worst tragedy this country has ever seen…” As we approach the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the nice folks at Long Island winery Lieb Family Cellars are issuing a "commemorative" Merlot and Chardonnay released "to benefit the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum”. The wines have approval from the 9/11 Memorial Foundation, with "6% to 10% of the sales" of each bottle, sold at…

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