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#1 Calabrese



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Posted 16 February 2012 - 05:53 PM


It's the No. 3 white wine in the United States, more popular than Riesling or Sauvignon Blanc. It's Moscato. About 3.6 percent of the wine sold in the U.S. last year was Moscato, according to Nielsen data for off-premise retail sales, making it the fastest-growing style of wine stateside: up 73 percent in both volume and revenue from 2010. That's on top of a 100 percent spike the previous year.

"You're probably talking about 7 million cases for Moscato that didn't really exist five years ago," said Tom Steffanci, president of importer W.J. Deutsch & Sons, whose Yellow Tail Moscato is one of the top labels in the market.

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 12:19 PM

I noticed that Trader Joe's now has at least a half a dozen including a pink sparkling Moscato.

The Sourgal Moscato that Casa Bruno sells is quite good and pretty widely available around town.

I love muscat and it's got a great range from the frizzante Italian Moscato to dry Alsatian to Rhone Beaumes de Venise and the rich sweet Muscat Sherry styles from Spain and Australia.

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 12:47 PM

Paolo Saracco Moscato d'Asti is a favorite of ours.