Sunday, December 8, 2019

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How is Moscato d’Asti produced? (An updated version)

The production process of Moscato d’Asti has a million different variations and every winemaker approaches the process differently, depending on the house's style.

Asti Secco could change the way we think about Italian sparkling...

One of the most exciting things for me about the Moscato d'Asti media trip was the opportunity to drink Asti Secco, one of the two new designations in the Moscato d'Asti appellation.

Moscato d’Asti welcomes wine writers from around the world

Last week a group of 100 or so wine writers, wine bloggers, lifestyle writers, and "opinion leaders" (as they call them in Italy) were welcomed in the land of Moscato by the Moscato d'Asti growers and bottlers consortium.

Have Moscato will travel

The moment has arrived!

The best dessert wine?

Whenever I hear the expression "dessert wine," I can't help from chortling. And what's worse, whenever I hear the words "wine and chocolate" used together in conjunction with the word "tasting," I literally can't help myself from laughing out loud.

Moscato d’Asti sparkles in American homes on Thanksgiving

I can't remember a Texas Thanksgiving without Moscato d'Asti: It's a wine that everyone loves, that everyone can coalesce around, that everyone can share in celebration.

Creative pairings

Creative pairings for Moscato d'Asti are increasingly common (and that's good news!).

How to pair Moscato d’Asti

Moscato d'Asti is the world's only sparkling wine that's made using no refined sugar; only the grape's natural sugar is used.

How to taste Moscato d’Asti

The best expressions of Moscato d'Asti (like nearly any sparkling wine) will deliver the symmetry — the promise (nose) and fulfillment (mouth) — that professional tasters look for in sparkling wine

What does Moscato d’Asti taste like?

But the fact that so many writers reach for roughly the same descriptors gives us an indication that the common denominator of high-quality Moscato d'Asti is nearly always stone fruit and candied fruit.
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