Sunday, May 26, 2019


love in a glass of wine

Flowers and Light

A Glass, A Young Man, a Tavolo al Fresco
Jeremy Parzen shows Moscato 'd'Asti flavour in Houston

Moscato d’Asti, one of the world’s most soulful wines, yes!

One of the reasons why I wanted to be part of this blog was because I wanted a forum where I could share my feeling that Moscato d'Asti is actually one of Italy's most soulful wines.
a glass of italian wine

Is Everything Better in Italian?

Where and How I Found Myself There
few questions for moscato consumer

Questions for Moscato d’Asti producers

…I wish more American wine professionals would take time out to think about how the wines we buy and drink "sustain" other communities.


an italian lover knew during a Piedmont trip

Trying to Make Sense of it All

Saying Hello and Saying Good-bye
Moscato d'asti family landscape

What’s cool and groovy about Moscato d’Asti

The more I've learned about Moscato d'Asti, the more I've realized how little people actually know about the appellation, the wines, and the people who grow and make them.
a great moscato tasting is arriving in houston

Taste Moscato d’Asti with me here in Houston

I couldn't be more thrilled to share the news that I will be leading a Moscato d'Asti tasting and master class here in Houston — my adoptive hometown — on May 15.
Moscato is a community

Community makes the difference

It's with great pleasure that I share the following good news: The Moscato d'Asti blog has asked me back for another year of blogging here on the Moscato d'Asti stories blog!
During winter you can drink a glass of moscato d'asti

Baby It’s “Really” Cold Outside

It is freezing temperatures in many parts of the United States at the moment. This isn’t normal winter cold temperatures, but record breaking.

The Best Moscato Bubbles: Moscato d’Asti Docg

Since the introduction of the docg “Asti” classification, the two historic types – Asti and Moscato d’Asti – have been differentiated right from the vineyard. Sweet but not overly so, with the inimitable musky aroma of the original grape, delicate and intense, recalling lime trees and wisteria, peaches and apricots with trace of sage, lemon and orange blossom, Moscato d’Asti Docg is one of the most characteristic products of Piedmontese wine-growing and production. Produced almost exclusively by small and medium enterprises or cooperative cellars which transform only the harvest of their own vineyards, today Moscato d’Asti has reached extraordinary levels of quality thanks to the widespread use of modern wine-making technology. Read More

The Best Italian Sparkling Wine: Asti Docg

Asti Docg comes exclusively from the only grape, the white Muscat, which can generate a delicate and intense, fragrant and persistent sparkling wine. The peculiarities of this wine, well-known to viticulture in the past, are exalted by the climatic and geographical characteristics of the area of production. Indeed, according to the deepest knowledge of the interactions between vine and environment, the best results in acid and sugar are reached on limestone terrain, like the Asti Docg area of production, and in environments with a micro-climate typical of its hilly zones. It is precisely the precious aromatic substances (linalool) produced by the white Muscat grape in the final weeks before harvesting which reach their maximum… Read More

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