Month: November 2015

Turkey and Wine Pairing – Part 2

Turkey and Wine Pairing – Part 2 “Some people serve red wine with Thanksgiving dinner. Some people serve white. My preference is ‘lots of’.” – Crabby Road For those of you who still need to purchase a turkey, you’re running out of time! For those 

Turkey and Wine Pairing – Part 1

“If food is the body of good living, wine is its soul”– Clifton Fadiman Six days and counting until Turkey Day! Thanksgiving is a feast of food, family, friends and celebration for most Americans. I would like to focus on the evolution of the holiday 

The Season of Family and Celebration

“As long as we have Wine, the Holidays will be just Fine.” – Un-named source
Halloween candy is starting to get low in the plastic pumpkins and we are turning our attention to the start of the holiday season with Thanksgiving right around the corner. Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year’s Eve follow in rapid succession.
Today’s blog will focus on Moscato, a sweet wine varietal that is a experiencing double digit growth in sales and adoption. I had the privilege of hosting a sampling of Risata’s Moscato d’Asti. This Moscato is produced using varietals from the hilly Asti region of Italy by the Prestige Wine & Spirits Group. This wine is bottled under the group brand of Risati wine (

          Risata Moscato d’Asti

The Risata Mosacato is derived 100% from Moscato Bianco di Canelli grapes. These grapes are the fourth largest variety planted in Italy. They naturally work well in fermentation to produce a fun fizzle.
PositiveVines ‘HelpfulTip : The Muscato Bianco grape produces a wine with a lower alcohol content (5.5%) than the average wine (12-13%).
The Risata Mosacato is derived 100% from Moscato Bianco di Canelli grapes. These grapes are the fourth largest variety planted in Italy. They naturally work well in the fermentation process to produce fun fizzle.
The Risata Moscato d’Asti is bright colored with a hint of tangerines and honey on your palate. It is sweet without taking on the heavier qualities of dessert wines. The wine has a fragrant scent of rose petals and fruit.
The Risata Moscato d’Asti would be well paired with cheese, fruits, traditional holiday meals and spicy dishes. Biryani or Thai dishes are a few that come to mind. The bottle itself is a beautiful blue with the design of wine leaves. What a nice centerpiece on any dinner table! At an average price point of $13 per bottle this is an excellent value for the quality.
Let me know what you think! Post to my blog or email me. I am always thrilled to hear from wine enthusiasts. And remember to enjoy your holidays. Slow down, put family and friends first and embrace every moment!

Remember to drink what it is that makes you truly happy and always think positively!

Drink Responsibly!