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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  • Alasia Moscato d'Asti 2014

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    Excellent tasting wine at a very modest price. Read More

    Wine review by kelluvssandy


  • Lordona Vineyards Moscato Monterey 2013

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    Kak and oh yuk. I expected a much nicer moscato for this price. Such a bitter, foul taste, I could not even swallow the first gulp. Dumped it down the drain. I don't even want to cook with it. Read More

    Wine review by StukNlodi


  • Menage a Trois Moscato 2013

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    Meh - slight bitter grapefruit notes. Very similar to Dancing Coyote moscato. ... ... at all, more like muscat than moscat Read More

    Wine review by StukNlodi


  • Fisheye Moscato 2005

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    No written review

    Wine review by Aerdog


  • Ecco Domani Moscato 2011

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    Love this wine! Read More

    Wine review by JeffS23


  • Liberty Creek Moscato NV

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    This product is sweet, crisp and light-bodied with delicious flavors of peach and citrus. Perfect as a refreshing beverage by itself, it also pairs well with sweet desserts and spicy foods. Perfect as a refreshing beverage by itself Read More

    Wine review by RDDEES


  • Robert Mondavi Winery Moscato d'Oro 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by Rich7362


  • Cupcake Moscato d'Asti White 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by Rich7362


  • Hello, I like wine. I'm originally from the UK though I've lived ... are Inzolia, Malvasia, and Muscat. While my favourite reds are Nero di Troia, Morellino di Scansano, and Salice Salentino.I'm also a fan of Sauternes which is what led me here in my search for discovering which to get from my local supermarket; a 2003 or a 2005. Call me Richar Read More

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  • "I think that for 90% of the readers of that article who want to buy wine ... to rhoditis, assyrtiko and muscat. Each brings different things to the table. And when you're starting, it's easiest to pair the wine with Greek dishes like those I refer to in my post above, though the most efficient beginning might just be to ensure you've feta on ... Read More

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