Monday, December 10, 2018

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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.

Low and slow and richly aromatic

This is yet another way that Moscato d'Asti represents an entirely unique style of winemaking and wine.

100 percent natural sugar

One of the things that a lot of people don't realize about sparkling wine and wine in general, for that matter, is that all wine contains sugar.

Why do we drink sparkling wine on special occasions?

In the 19th century, when Asti growers developed their production method, the timing was impeccable: The world was thirsty for more sparkling wine and Piedmont was ready to give it to them!

Moscato d’Asti, the Wine for change

The advent of Moscato d'Asti in the 1880s forever changed the way the world consumed and perceived sparkling wine

A “terroir-driven wine”

Moscato d'Asti soil types are part of what makes the wines so distinctive. Like nearly every set of official appellation regulations in Italy, the specifications...