Sparkle for the Palate

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Moscato d’Asti has this sparkle. Each pour into the glass is as elegant as the wine itself. The grape is also as elegant as the Piedmont region in which it grows

 

Sparkle comes in many forms. It could be jewelry, sequins, sunlight, or bubbles. It captures the attention of men, women, and children. It’s something you can’t take your eyes off, literally. Sparkle is an attention grabber. If you ever want to see someone smile, open a bottle of bubbly. It’s something about the glamour of bubbles and how they sparkle in a glass that is anticipatory. It means a celebration is about to to happen.

Bubbles have a protective cage that requires more love and care to open. It allows you to slow down, pause, and think about what you are doing. Although you can open a bottle of bubbles slowly with a light sound, there is something about hearing the “pop” that means sparklesomething special is about to be consumed. The pop sound is celebratory. It’s different than opening a still wine. Opening a bottle of sparkling wine is a moment. And that moment is always savored.

Moscato d’Asti has this sparkle. Each pour into the glass is as elegant as the wine itself. The grape is also as elegant as the Piedmont region in which it grows. The sparkle is in the location. It’s beautiful, lush, and vibrant. Moscato Bianco, the primary grape for Moscato d’Asti is allowed to show its true colors from its beautiful region. Although it’s typically consumed as part of the end of the meal, sometimes the end of the meal is the best. It means a great time was had.

It’s been said that “diamonds are a girl’s best friend.” What is about them? It’s more than women love them. It’s what they represent. Glamour, love, joy. They bring smiles to the beholder in all their fashion. They are also known for their sparkle. That’s the point of diamonds. It’s also the point of Asti and Moscato d’Asti – to add sparkle to our eyes and our palates.

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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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