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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  • The Taste of Victory: Sydney Wine Competition To Feature Winner ... Old Premium Rare Liqueur Muscat and Topaque won awards, while De Bortoli Wines' Eight Year Old Fine Tawny and Old Boy's 21 year-old Barrel Aged Tawny won the other two awards in the category. The list of winners will be divided into three categories, according to the competitio... Read More

    From the article The Taste of Victory: Sydney Wine Competition To Feature Winner Tastings


  • Moscato d'Asti DOCG Ciombo 2013

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    This is an awesome wine Read More

    Wine review by jbtwine


  • Most of my wine knowledge comes from a culinary standpoint, so getting to enjoy ... to it. It is made from the Muscat grape and therefore smells wonderful although Muscat doesn't have to be a sweet wine.Lots of wine to explore. Good luc Read More

    Forum post in the topic Just Li'l ol me :)


  • I used to think I just didn't like wine, but after finding one made from my FAVORITE grape on earth, the scuppernong/muscadine that happened to be made near where I lived, I fell into a snuggly affair with that one, the Duplin Hatteras Red and decided to try a few more.  So far, the only other wine I've tried and liked enough to purchase again i... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Just Li'l ol me :)


  • Brown Brothers Milawa Vineyard Late Harvest Orange Muscat & Flora 1993

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    This bottle was part of a lot I bought on the website ... is a 50/50 blend of orange muscat and flora,a blend unique to Brown Brothers.The rare flora grape is a cross between semillon and gewurztraminer.These grapes are grown on their 'Mystic Park ' vineyard and are harvested late in order to increase the sugar content because this is a desert ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Bartenura Moscato 2013

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    An absolute favorite of mine. Love it after a long day at work. Strawberries included. Read More

    Wine review by myalisa76


  • Barefoot Moscato NV

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    Pretty darn good for retail, off the shelf, low price moscato. Light & sweet as it should be. Compares with Sutter Home. I can't always drive out to the wineries. So, in pinch, this one is a good grab. Read More

    Wine review by StukNlodi


  • Terra Andina Sparkling Moscato 2012

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    This one from Brazil is very nice, but pricey. I've had better for less $. Not as sweet as moscato from Italy, but still good. My guests really liked it and finished off the bottle in a hurry. Read More

    Wine review by StukNlodi


  • I once spent 48 hours making a sauce from scratch. It was a classic Sauce ... with a little Muscat and Viognier13.6% abv. Bonterra Organic Vineyards started out as an organic wine project at Fetzer Vineyards in the early 90s. The mix of 70% oak and 30% stainless steel makes for a pleasantly balanced structure. There's just a little hint of butt... Read More

    From the article TV Dinner and Wine Pairing Guide


  • Jimmy - As Emark says, the wine is from the Languedoc-Rousillon region, but ... wines from various types of Muscat – that’s one of the world’s oldest cultivated grapes and it is used for sweet, fortified, and dry wines. The Moscato Emark is talking about is of course the Italian name for Muscat – it’s slightly sweet and low-alcohol and very fl... Read More

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  • 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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