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Monday, June 2, 2014

City Girl's Wine Journal- Moscato

Moscato has been the thorn in my side for years. In the world of wine drinkers, moscato is the kindergarten for new wine lovers. It seems like everyone I know got their start on their wine journey drinking moscato, which is fine, definitely better than white zinfandel, but more often than not, way too sweet for my taste.

Moscato has enjoyed quite a huge boom in the last few years. Pretty much unheard of ten years ago, it's everywhere now. Every major winemaker has a version, and the grapes are grown all over the world. Tonight I am drinking a bottle of moscato from Argentinian grapes, and quite honestly, it's better, less sweet, and pretty good in spite of being a mass market label, Gallo.

Like many moscatos, Gallo's version has big peachy notes and citrus tones. It's sweet, as expected, but also has some light acidity, which reminds me of a German Riesling. Since I'm drinking this as a sipping wine, not with food, the sweetness is welcome. This wine would be an awesome white sangria, with a little Gran Marnier, fresh fruit and Sprite. It's a decent wine for the price- give it a try!

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