21 Apr

As Weather Warms, Moscato Keeps Us Cool

MoscatoWhen spring weather suddenly feels like the middle of summer, we know it’s time to lather up the sunscreen and chill the Moscato wine.

There’s nothing better and more relaxing than a chilled (57-60 degrees), low alcohol (5 percent), semi-sparkling, semi-sweet Moscato to lighten up the day or weekend.

According to the wine education site, Wine Folly, the Muscat grape may be one of the oldest cultivated varieties in the world. It’s enjoying a trendy renaissance and often suggested to pair with not only desserts but tasty spicy and savory foods.

Moscato is known for its sweet flavors of peach, orange blossom and nectarine. It satisfies chilled on its town, over ice or as the base for a brunch mimosa cocktail. Moscato and its Dolce Rosso red sibling are easy-to-drink, refreshing and never fussy.

To learn more about Moscato, check out winefolly.com and The Wine.

16 Feb

Millenials Love Their Wine!

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When it comes to wine consumption, it looks like millenials have caught and surpassed baby boomers. More of us are drinking more wine in the U.S. and doing so at all levels of taste and price.

For the latest 2015 survey results, check out this detailed report. It’s going to be a great year for wine in 2016!

03 Feb

Wine and the Super Bowl?

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Illustration: Bob Eckstein for The New York Times

People in America watch football a lot, often munching on snack food and drinking beer. But, once the NFL playoffs start and culminate in this weekend’s Super Bowl at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, the audience increases dramatically and wine becomes the social beverage of choice for a growing legion of fans. As New York Times reporter Ken Belson points out, much of that affinity for good wine and professional football is coming from Millennials. And, with the big game being played so close to Wine Country, it’s no surprise that the lucky few attending in person will have a their choice of 60 different brands to choose from. For the rest of us (about 100 million in the U.S.), there’s always semi-sweet, semi-sparkling MIA ROSA to match with your chicken wings or fruit and cheese platters. Enjoy the game!

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