One of the sommelier's biggest challenges in preparing a tasting flight and menu is what wine to pair with fresh or cooked fruit?
In many ways, Moscato d'Asti growers and producers are simply trying to stay out of the grape's way as the vinification process is carried out.
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.
…I wish more American wine professionals would take time out to think about how the wines we buy and drink "sustain" other communities.
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.
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.
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!
It all began with a pancake… A Vietnamese pancake to be precise: Bánh xèo also known as "Vietnamese happy pancake" or "sizzling pancake."
“Light in alcohol and strong on flavor, [bottlings of Moscato d’Asti] are the ultimate party wines, but they can be remarkably nuanced and terroir-specific, too”.
Over the weekend, I took my two daughters Lila Jane and Georgia — ages 5 and 7 —and my wife Tracie to eat at one of our favorite Tex Mex restaurants in Houston where we live.