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The 10 Most Popular Moscato Wine Brands In the World

The 10 Most Popular Moscato Wine Brands In the World

What’s fizzy, frothy, and provides the perfect amount of sweetness when the craving strikes? That’s right, we’re talking about Moscato. Made from the Muscat family of grapes, Moscato (known as Moscatel in Spain) has a flavor profile that ranges all over the spectrum, from bone dry to syrupy sweet. However, the Moscatos that we Americans […]

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8 of the Best Wines for Valentine’s Day

8 of the Best Wines for Valentine’s Day

Whether you see it as commercialized nonsense or a celebration of love, Valentine’s Day is upon us and there’s no escaping it. We can’t outrun the chocolates, the stuffed bears, and the heart-shaped everything. Regardless of your relationship status, it’s pretty safe to say that a bottle of wine will be in your near future. […]

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Stop Telling Me to Drink Sweet Wine Just Because I’m a Woman of Color

Stop Telling Me to Drink Sweet Wine Just Because I’m a Woman of Color

It starts out innocently enough. I’m at dinner with friends. The waitress comes to ask what we’d like to drink. I place my drink order: whiskey neat. That’s when the waitress leans in and asks if I wouldn’t prefer something sweeter, like maybe a Moscato, or a Sauvignon Blanc. I politely decline and continue on […]

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Why the World Will Never Run Out of Moscato d’Asti

Why the World Will Never Run Out of Moscato d’Asti

The bubbly star of rap songs and sweet alternative to vodka shots for woo girls, Moscato d’Asti might seem like a simple wine. But contrary to what pop culture would have us believe, this Italian white is more complex than it seems — both tasting it and making it. To start, not all Moscato is created equal. Moscato is […]

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Moscato

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Moscato

Beyond the fact that you can basically guzzle the stuff at brunch, or use it to soften the “I’m single” blow of a bridal shower (just check out divorce rates, it’s cool), Moscato’s got more history than most of us know. Except, yes, the rappers among us who’ve wisely chosen to associate themselves with a […]

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Moscato And Blue Cheese – The Perfect Pairing

Moscato And Blue Cheese – The Perfect Pairing

Moscato is one of those poor wines whose reputation has been undeservedly tarnished by many, many bad copy-cats. There’s Nicki Minaj’s Myx Fusions, a “fruit-infused moscato beverage,” whatever that means, and many cheap bulk wines made in California offer some kind of “moscato”; but neither of these versions come close to the deliciousness of authentic […]

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How To Drink Sweet Wines Like A Pro

How To Drink Sweet Wines Like A Pro

“The wine of kings, and the kings of wines,” is what Louis XIV said about the elegant, sweet aszú wines of Tokaj. From off-dry Riesling, to effervescent Moscato, to full-on dessert wines like aszú or its French counterpart Sauternes, sweet wines from around the world can be an incredibly delicious pairing for many foods and […]

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9 Wine & Pastry Pairings

9 Wine & Pastry Pairings

Don’t you feel sophisticated when snacking on a croissant? It’s one of my not-so-guilty pleasures (read: I eat croissants pretty often). While savoring one earlier this week, it dawned on me that I’ve never had a croissant with the most obvious of beverages: wine! But why stop at a croissant? Why not go all out […]

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