Moscato d’Asti as Hygge

Why not spend that time learning about the region of Moscato d’Asti and its wine. It is a wine that works for all seasons and for celebrating big and small occasions.

In most of the Northern Hemisphere the past few weeks have added an additional hour to our days. The sun sets earlier and in true autumn fashion the beautiful Indian summer is fading. But it is not a bad thing. This time of year harkens to what is ahead. November sparklingsignals the official start of the holiday season. A time of bringing friends and families together to celebrate each other and the year.

The Danish have a word for a feeling of being cosy – hygge. Hygge has slowly been embraced all over the world and fall is the perfect time to put this idea into practice. Holidays are busy. Most people want to see and visit friends they may have not been able to see during the year. Which means the best thing to do for yourself is to make hygge part of your routine.

Hygge is not hard to do. It is taking the time to figure out what works for you and exploring various ways to practice it. It could be sitting by the fire or reading a good book. It could also mean taking the time to really enjoy a glass of wine and take time to savor its properties. Normally, the month of November signals slowing down and taking it easy. When summer ends and fall begins it seems everyone is in a rush. School is back in session glass moscatoand the busyness of life ensues.

Shorter days of sun means less light and actually spending more time inside. Why not spend that time learning about the region of Moscato d’Asti and its wine. It is a wine that works for all seasons and for celebrating big and small occasions. As we move into the holiday season, Moscato d’Asti works for a variety of dishes from aperitifs to the main course. Moscato d’Asti can be considered hygge.

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Julia Coney
Julia Coney is a Washington, D.C.-based wine, travel, food, and lifestyle journalist. She has written for Wine Enthusiast and Tasting Table among other publications. She is passionate about wine as a lifestyle, travel, interesting people, books and finding the elusive story of wine in her glass. She has judged wine competitions globally and has written at juliaconey.com for over 10 years. You can find her living life to the fullest on all social media @JuliaConey, but her favorite platform is Instagram.

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