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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  • A new trend in winemaking may make you wonder what today's vintners are ... cinsault and a musky-floral muscat,” Moore wrote. The end result of the clay fermentation process, whether employed in Italy, Georgia, or Chile, Moore said, is wines with flavors which diverge from what you'd find from oak, steel or concrete. “The varying tightness of ... Read More

    From the article U.K. Paper Explores Roman & Greek Obsession With Pot


  • Wine in a can is a topic getting a lot of discussion lately. Purists says that ... 20% Sauvignon Blanc and 10% Muscat that has less than 1% residual sugar. Pear, apple, citrus, honey, lemongrass and a little tropical fruit combine with lots of bubbles to make a fresh, light and fun wine. The Sauvignon Blanc in particular is a nice addition to ... Read More

    From the article Give Canned Wine a Chance


  • With Passover and Easter celebration happening with weekend, headlines have ... they would have versions of muscat because it's one of the oldest of the grapes we know.” Photo Credit: Giornata Wines Facebook Pa Read More

    From the article Notes of Lead and Pepper: Wine Experts Theorize About What Wine Jesus Drank


  • In a country known for its white wines, one New Zealand college is trying to ... ... grape called Verdelho, Muscat a Petits Grains, lagrein from Northern Italy and a St. Laurent planted in 2012 to replace some vigorous growing syrah/shiraz from Australia. “The one thing that's probably missing from New Zealand wines is a cool climate red. Apa... Read More

    From the article Kiwi University Seeing First Fruits of Vine Experiment


  • This time of the year is the celebration of the Jewish Holiday of Passover. ... Espresso Torte & Muscat  No feast of this seriousness can end without a delicious dessert.  It is challenging to make kosher for Passover desserts as no flour is permitted.  Try a Maple Walnut Espresso Torte with hints cardamom.  Leave your diet for after Passover!... Read More

    From the article The Right Food and Wine for Passover


  • Ruffino Moscato d'Asti 2013

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    Delicious! I've been trying, with little success, to find a wine or wines, that I enjoy and it's been difficult. I personally can't handle the dry burning sensation that so many of them leave when going down. This was perfect. I'll be totally honest and say I had 6 glasses. Not sure if it was the low alcohol content or what but I felt absolutely... Read More

    Wine review by svanieceb


  • Domaine de Durban Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise 2005

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    This bottle was part of a lot I bought on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/64493.Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise is an AOC created in 1945 for sweet white wines made from the muscat grapes [noir and blanc ] from around the village of that name about 15 miles east of the town of Orange on the southerly facing slopes of a limestone hill ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Let’s take a trip back in time. Close your eyes and imagine yourself an ... ... Gewürztraminer, and Muscat Canelli. Childress Vineyards 2010 Reserve Chardonnay - Nobody exemplifies North Carolina's past, present and future better than Richard Childress. A former moonshine runner turned stock car driver turned NASCAR magnate, Childress has a de... Read More

    From the article Underrated Wine Travel: North Carolina


  • When the world's wine wizards come a'knocking, you better start ... ... ... and tamjanika, “a Muscat sort originated from Southern France.” Offering advice and assistance with wine regions is only part of France's collaboration with Serbia, the article said. “Boskovic underscored that, in the talks with Minister Le Foll, the support for Serbi... Read More

    From the article French Kiss: France To Help Serbian Wine Regions


  • As a wine consumer I love to read about others experiences with wine, but one ... ... of 89% Riesling and 11% Muscat Gordo from Victoria, Australia can be had widely for $10 or less. It begins with aromas of guava, citrus, pear, and floral notes. Tasting the wine shows mango, pear and peach flavors that combine into just a really nice level o... Read More

    From the article Five Dependable Whites You Can Find (Most) Anywhere


  • Martin & Weyrich Moscato Allegro 2006: A sweet sparkling wine with delicious undertones of apricot and honey. I loved the way the tantalising bubbles played on my tastebuds. Can be enjoyed by itself or with a fruit tart or even a creamy risotto, enjoy!

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