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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  • 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

    Forum post in the topic Looking for a less expensive...


  • Ravenswood Moscato Leggero 2013

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    This is a delicious and smooth sweet dessert wine. Peach and honey on the palate, a pleasing and crisp flavor, and a hint of effervescence on the tongue. Read More

    Wine review by DCStar


  • Villa Jolanda Strawberry Moscato NV

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    No written review

    Wine review by jmordarski


  • Filipetti Asti Spumante NV

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Castello del Poggio Moscato d'Asti 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by mark


  • Forza Moscato American

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    No written review

    Wine review by mark


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