Muscat

Common synonyms: Moscatel, Müskateller, and many, many offshoots including but not limited to Orange Muscat, Black Muscat, Muscat Blanc (a.k.a. Muscat à Petit Grains), Muscat Giallo, Muscat of Alexandria.

 
Parentage of the grape: The oldest known grape variety, most likely originated in Greece
 
History of the grape: Muscat existed as far back as the Ancient Greeks. It spread throughout the world as empires grew, through Egypt into South Africa, through Italy into the rest of Europe, through Australia via either South Africa or Europe, and lastly into the Americas by way of Spain. 
 
Characteristics of the grape: golden yellow to dark amber in color, orange blossom, orange peel, white flowers. Other variants of the grape produce lighter to darker wines depending on the hybrid and region, but all share that aromatic orange characteristic. 
 
Regions where the grape is currently important: Almost any European country produces Muscat in some form Read more »

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  • Gaetano d'Aquino Moscato

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    Nice inexpensive wine but taste semi expensive. Goes great with pasta, and salmon, as well as desert especially chocolate Read More

    Wine review by Skangethe


  • Beringer Moscato 2015

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    Sweet, delicious stand-alone wine that has all the benefits of Chardonnay without dryness. It is the only Moscato I've had so far that did not have a hint of bitterness or muskiness which is oft found with this grape variety. Also plays well with other flavours if you'd like to turn this into a summertime Sangria or add a dash of Schnapps (Blu... Read More

    Wine review by Aegelis


  • Barefoot Red Moscato 2004

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    This is very sweet and enjoyable wine. I bought several bottles for a recent bbq with family and friends. Huge hit! Read More

    Wine review by Javaman261


  • We've had a relationship with wine for several millennia and counting. This ... waiter says it is sparkling muscatel from Idaho with a sneer while he flips off the bottle cap and asks Kermit, "Don't you want to smell the bottle cap?" It is a hilarious scene based on the poor choice Kermit made for their special dinner. The term muscatel became ... Read More

    From the article Wine in the Movies & on TV


  • Yes, how is the wine in the Ukraine?  I bet the good stuff is shipped to ...;Muscat, Isabella, Traminer, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot noir, Pinot gris, Rkatsiteli Read More

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  • Bricco Riella Moscato d'Asti 2016

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    No written review

    Wine review by layla67


  • Moscato d'Asti DOCG Alte Rocche Bianche NV

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    Wine review by Krissy2k14


  • My admiration for Murrieta’s Well and their winemaker, Robbie Meyer, is ... Chardonnay, 7% Viognier, 3% Muscat CanelliThis was a low water vintage. Drier vintages are actually good for the vines, producing grapes that deliver more aromatic and concentrated wines. A combination of tank and barrel fermented varietals, each grape is grown and har... Read More

    From the article Secret Sauce Wines: Murrieta's Well


  • Sometimes we get used to paying upwards of $100 for a nice bottle of wine from the wine shop.  Those are the 'good days' that we want to remember, but soon you notice your bank account is dropping faster than Trumps approval rating, so you start looking for more value-oriented wines that are tasty in their own right.When you find a nice wine tha... Read More

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  • Botani Muscato 2014

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    Wine review by doowaa73


  • I'm no connoisseur but this wine is heaven. I am desperately searching for "2011 Muscat California" by V. Sattui Winery in the Atlanta, GA Metro area.

    Comment by 1373999Jennysips 1373999 Jennysips


  • The best Sparkling Muscat Wine is Medio y Medio from Uruguay ! you must try it and will love it forever. VISIT www.medio.us

    Comment by 1147639Bacco Uruguayo 1147639 Bacco Uruguayo


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  • I have a bottle of Muscat Amabile 1980 anyone have any idea of value ??

    Comment by 678136threeriversjim 678136 threeriversjim


  • Haven't really enjoyed wine until I tried Muscat over the holiday weekend at a family get together. I enjoy it greatly now.

    Comment by 539983Quietstorm 539983 Quietstorm


  • I am trying to find Muscat Vin De Glacier, White, by Bonny Boone Vineyard, California, 2005. Thanks, Jenn

    Comment by 377674Jennjim 377674 Jennjim


  • Looking for Dolceoro Moscato d'Asti

    Comment by 314140Johnnie Mancil 314140 Johnnie Mancil


  • Also near Mt. Vernon, WA?

    Comment by 314140Johnnie Mancil 314140 Johnnie Mancil


  • Where can I buy Dolceoro Moscato d'Asti in or near Tulare, CA jfmancil@aol.com

    Comment by 314140Johnnie Mancil 314140 Johnnie Mancil


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